Electrical Tips6 Reasons Why Your Washing Machine Won’t Fill Up With Water
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Washing machines are essential to our everyday lives and we rarely ever pause to think about them. That’s why it’s always out of the blue when your laundry is done, you go for the door handle, as you always do, and find that it won’t open. Surprising and frustrating at the same time.
Here are some possible reasons and solutions to why your washing machine door won’t open.
Take a look inside the washing machine to check if there’s still water in the drum. If there is, then there’s likely a drainage problem or a waste pipe blockage that prevents the water from leaving your unit. Many washing machine models are programmed to keep the door locked until the drum is completely empty of water. With that said, here is:
In order to fix this problem, you’ll have to drain the washer. Follow the steps below:
* Some models have a drain hose beside the filter. If yours does:
The door can become jammed for two main reasons: faulty interlock or broken handle. Here is how to check: try to open the door. If the handle is stiff, then the lock is probably jammed. If the handle is loose, then it’s broken and the lock is okay.
This device works by heating up and expanding, so unless the washing machine is cool, it won’t unlock. Sometimes it will stick, especially if you use your washing machine quite a lot in a short window of time.
How to fix it: unplug the unit and wait until it cools down for a few minutes to one hour. Afterwards, try to open the door. If the door is still stuck, strike the handle area firmly. It might help to release the lock.
Washing machine handles are fragile and thus easy to damage. Don’t try and force open the washing machine; instead, find a thin string. Wrap the string around the door frame and pull to the other side of the do – the side opposite the lock. The point is for the line to move the hook so the door opens.
If all else fails, unscrew the top of the washing machine. Then, find the back door catch and push it so it releases the door. Most models have a manual release, so you can get your laundry out before calling a specialist to fix the unit.
Now that you know how to take care of a washing machine that won’t open, let’s take a look at the other side of the coin.
In this case, the problem is with the door interlock or the release mechanism and can happen to almost any machine, regardless of whether it’s 3 years old or more. You have probably encountered this situation:
In this case, you can replace either of the two parts causing the problem.
Here’s the process of replacing a washer door lock explained:
If you need to replace the door release mechanism, follow the steps below:
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If the door won’t open:
If the door won’t lock:
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