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Help.washing machine door won't open!

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LynniferT
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Help.washing machine door won't open!

Postby LynniferT » Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:50 pm

:panic: :panic:

I put our bedding in to wash and now I can't open the door...the cycle has finished and there is no lock symbol so I know its not locked.

I have done a rinse cycle to try and get it open and am just doing a short wash to see if that will do it but what do you do?????

DH used the WM before me and I swear he wacked the door on the radiator and he's prob broken something :cry:

Any one know any tricks? Its a hotpoint machine.

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Re: Help.washing machine door won't open!

Postby karenandgeorgia » Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:02 pm

Try switching it off at the socket and waiting, ours used to release the door lock after about 15 mins I think.

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Re: Help.washing machine door won't open!

Postby JabberJabber » Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:03 pm

I was just going to suggest the same as Karen.

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Re: Help.washing machine door won't open!

Postby chocmuffin » Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:48 pm

Hope you've managed to get it out x

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Re: Help.washing machine door won't open!

Postby LynniferT » Tue Jul 24, 2012 2:00 pm

I had to go out and meet my friend so I don't know...I left DH with instructions to try door when it had finished cycle but if this wash doesn't do I'll turn it off at the wall and see if that works.

Fingers crossed as I really don't want to pay for a repair or buy a new machine :(

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Re: Help.washing machine door won't open!

Postby LynniferT » Tue Jul 24, 2012 4:17 pm

Still no luck...gave the machine a hefty kick just for good measure :x :x :x

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Re: Help.washing machine door won't open!

Postby 0_Lisa_0 » Tue Jul 24, 2012 5:11 pm

We have a hot point, there is a door release thing just under the front kick plate (the one you pull down to get to the water release tap bit)

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Re: Help.washing machine door won't open!

Postby LynniferT » Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:05 pm

I dug out the manual so will check and see if there is a door release (when I took off kick plate there was only a red circle of plastic which I assume is water release thingy but it could be hidden away)

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Re: Help.washing machine door won't open!

Postby 0_Lisa_0 » Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:42 pm

the water release thing looks like a screw plug IYKWIM, the door bit just looks like a bit of plastic ;)

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