How to open the washing machine if it is locked

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If the lock or water level sensor is out of order, the error code on the machine’s screen will signal this. If you are confident in your abilities, you will be able to make repairs yourself, otherwise, call a specialist.

#1 – drain water from the tank
Many machines are programmed so that if there is liquid in the tank, the hatch will remain blocked. Then you should drain it yourself.

The drain hose should be disconnected from the sewer and drop its free end into any container, which should be placed in advance below the level of the tank.

If the first method did not work, you should inspect the filter, which is located on the front panel from below.

It is extremely simple: remove the decorative panel, unscrew the filter, tilt the washing machine and substitute a basin, then get rid of water, clean the filter and screw the part back into place. Turn on the program “Rinse” or “Spin”.

If after these actions, the water is still inside the drum, then the drain pump spigot is clogged. To get to it, you need to put the washing machine on the floor with the back wall.

Preliminarily put some soft cloth or towel on the floor under the machine, so as not to damage the equipment. When access to the bottom of the device is received, it will be easy to find the branch pipe. Unscrew the mount, disconnect the hose and remove the water.

#2 – Changing the hatch locking mechanism
If the problem is in the locking device, you will need to completely replace the bad part with a new part here.

#3 – replace the broken door handle
Sometimes a broken door handle can be the cause of the lock.

First, turn on emergency opening mode, if your machine has one. Most manufacturers mount it on the bottom of the machine near the drain filter.

Visually, it’s a cable or lever in orange or red that you can pull to open the door. You can also open the lock manually by disconnecting the top cover of the machine or using a rope.

It is possible to replace a broken handle with a new one yourself. When choosing a new part, pay attention to the model and brand of the washing machine.

You will be informed of this situation by a blinking error on the display. First, you should inspect and, if necessary, clean the discharge hose (it is located at the bottom of the machine). After that, it is necessary to drain the water, and then the hatch will open.

#4 – unlock the washing machine-vertical
If the user has a washing machine with a vertical type of loading and at one point its door was blocked, you can try to solve this problem by yourself. To do this, a number of manipulations will have to be done.

Do you want to repair the washing machine in the San Diego? Give us a call! We are a leading provider of services due to the excellent quality of work performed by our technicians. We use only quality parts recommended by the manufacturer of the washing machine. Forget about any discomfort with our friendly and professional team. With us, you will receive the highest quality service and the most friendly approach. Our highly skilled staff will do everything to make you forget about any problems with your washing machine. Now our problems.

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