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    How to Change the Door Catch on a Washing Machine

    After a period of time and use, it is possible for the door catch 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 catch on a washing machine, and this video will show you how.

    For information on how to repair Washing Machine and problems see our other articles.

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    Video Transcript: How to Change the Door Catch on a Fagor FU-3611IT Washing Machine


    IMPORTANT: BEFORE REPLACING A PART IN ANY ELECTRICAL APPLIANCE, YOU MUST ENSURE THAT THE APPLIANCE IS FIRST UNPLUGGED FROM THE MAINS.

    Using the screwdriver, remove the screws which attach the door to the body of the washing machine, and set them aside to be replaced later.

    Remove the door and place it on a work surface with the base of the bowl facing upwards.

    Remove the five screws around the frame of the door, and set these aside as well.

    Separate the two halves of the door; you may find a flat screwdriver handy for doing this.

    Remove the metal hinge and the bowl, and set these aside.

    Remove the screw which holds the door catch pin, remove the old door catch and replace it with the new one.

    Replace the screw to fix on the new door catch, tightening it with the screwdriver.

    Replace the bowl, the hinge, and the back half of the frame.

    Replace the five screws around the frame.

    Fix the door securely back onto the washing machine by replacing and tightening the screws.

    Please bear in mind that the method of removing a door catch may vary according to your brand of washing machine.

    Use a washing machine cleaner to remove mould, bacteria and stop smells from building up

    * All information provided is a guide only. BuySpares accepts no liability for any problems occurred while attempting any advice shown. If in any doubt contact a qualified repair service.