After completing the wash cycle, the washing machine has not unlocked the door lock? This can happen in the middle of the cycle, or even at the very beginning. With these symptoms, you should not try with all your tries to open it. This can lead to even more serious problems. If during the wash process the washing machine refuses to unlock and open the door, there are some simple tips that will prolong the life of your household appliances.
How to open the washing machine door ?
- Unlocking occurs after some time (usually 1 minute) after the end of the wash cycle. It is worthwhile to calm down and wait a while, there are times when the waiting time is 5 minutes.
- You need to check if there is water in the drum. If it remains, you can start the spinning or draining process. Modern washing machines will not open the door as long as there is excess water in them.
- If the opening failure occurs at the end of the cycle, you can try starting a new wash cycle. In this case, the system must check the lock (open it and lock it again). At the moment when the door is not locked, you need to stop the process.
- You can also try restarting the system by turning off the power for 25-30 minutes. After that, you need to reconnect the washing machine to the outlet and check the locking mechanism.
The average American family does 8 to 10 loads of laundry each week, for a total of about 50 pounds. Almost 90 percent of laundry is done by women. The average load contains 16 different items and takes just under an hour and half to be washed and dried.
Washing Machines use about 22% of the total water consumed in the average United States home. Washing Machine Statistics
In case of any failure of electronics or mechanics, it is advisable to call a service company. North Country Appliance Repair company is at your service! We value your time and money so we suggest to make an appointment with our technician to identify, access and finally fix the problem.