After a period of time and use, it is possible for the interlock on your washing machine door to snap or break, meaning that your washing machine door may not be able to lock. However, it is easy and inexpensive to change the door interlock on a washing machine, and this video will show you how.
IMPORTANT: BEFORE REPLACING A PART IN ANY ELECTRICAL APPLIANCE, YOU MUST ENSURE THAT THE APPLIANCE IS FIRST UNPLUGGED FROM THE MAINS
To do this you will need a Torx 20 Screwdriver and any small screwdriver.
Open the washing machine door and remove the outer clamp band from around the door seal. You may find that the small screwdriver will come in handy for this.
Pull away the lip of the door seal from the outer cabinet, and fold it into the wash tub.
Using the Torx 20 screwdriver, remove the two screws from either side of the lock, and put them aside to be replaced later.
Gently pull the lock out through the door opening, and carefully unplug the wiring.
Plug the wiring into the new lock, and replace it into the door of the drum.
Holding it in place with one hand, replace the screws, and tighten them using the Torx 20 Screwdriver.
Reposition the door seal back around the outside of the drum, making sure that it's pulled snugly into place all the way around.
Replace the clamp band, starting with the spring. Again, make sure that this is fitted into place all the way around.
The washing machine is now ready to be plugged in and used. We recommend to test its operation first for any leakage.
Please bear in mind that the method of changing a lock may vary according to your brand of washing machine.
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