The start of any washing program is possible only after the door of the washer is automatically locked. If this condition is not met, then washing cycle simply won’t start.
What to do if, for some unknown reason, the washing machine does not close the door? If there is such a problem, it is advisable to immediately call a specialist. Although you can try to figure out problem on your own, because in certain situations you can solve the problem without involving a specialist.
Why washer door won’t close
Before you begin to deal with the problem, you need to carefully inspect the machine. Perhaps some kind of obstacle prevents door from closing. If everything is in order, then you can start troubleshooting.
Probable malfunctions are divided into two groups:
Mechanical damage. If present, the door simply will not close. Even with significant physical effort.
Electronics malfunction. In this case door will close, but won’t lock.
Next, we will review common breakdowns from both categories.
Repair of washers with mechanical damages
The most popular causes of various mechanical malfunctions are violation of the operating rules and natural wear of equipment. The list of common problems includes:
Damage to the door handle. The best option is to replace the handle. To remove the damaged handle, remove the crimp ring, then unscrew the bolts and remove the latch. Next, you need to disassemble the door, disconnecting the halves, remove the old handle and install the new one. Then you should assemble the door and install it, performing all the above steps in the reverse order.
Skewed hinges or latch hook. If there is a visible skew, it is necessary to adjust the position of the door or replace damaged hinges. If the door is in the correct position, then the problem is probably in the latch hook. In this case, you need to remove and disassemble the door, and then install the metal rod in its intended place. This completes the repair of the washing machine.
Deformation of the plastic guide. If the door closes, but does not lock, then possibly a guide rail is deformed. It is made of fairly thin plastic, and it wears off over time. The best solution is to replace the rail.
Repair of washers with electronic problem
If there are no mechanical defects, it is necessary to check the state of the electronic components of the washing machine. Without special preparation and tools, these malfunctions cannot be eliminated. If they are found, it is better to contact the repair company.
The list of common problems of this kind includes:
Faulty door lock. With such a breakdown, the door easily closes, but the lock function does not work. UBL replacement required.
Third-party objects inside door lock. It is necessary to visually inspect the locking device and eliminate all debris that has got there. Sometimes it is not possible to remove particles on your own, so you might need to call a specialist.
Damage to the control module. If all of the above mechanisms are functioning correctly, then you should check the status of the control board. If there are any malfunctions, the module must be reprogrammed, repaired or replaced, depending on the nature of the malfunction.
In all these cases, it is better not to risk the operability of the equipment, because without proper experience, thing can get worse.
Is professional repair of washing machines expensive?
If the washing machine does not close the door, self-repair most often becomes a rather costly solution. First of all, in terms of time and money. It takes many hours to understand the design of modern washing machines, and it is not always possible to quickly find the necessary parts.
Therefore, people prefer to order the services of professionals. And if one day you need to repair a washer then call San Diego Appliance Servicenter and soon our specialist will bring your equipment back to life. We are reliable and inexpensive.