How to open the door of the washing machine if it is blocked?
Most often, the door of the washing machine is blocked due to the peculiarities of the installation. In addition, this often happens if the house (suddenly) has lost electricity. Less often - due to the occurrence of any breakdown. In any of the above situations, it may be necessary to open the door of the car before solving the "global" problem or the arrival of the master. You can do this in one of the following ways.
As long as the washing machine is in wash mode, its door will be locked. This option is provided by manufacturers of washing equipment intentionally and is necessary in order to avoid unpleasant unpleasant accidents with spilling a large amount of water on the floor and subsequent failure of the entire drum of the washing machine. The sunroof unlocks automatically when the selected wash program ends. Of course, there are situations when the wash is over, and the hatch remains blocked for one reason or another.
It is important to understand that when the machine finishes a washing program, it does not end it. First, the device enters the diagnostic mode, which takes 3-5 minutes. Only after its completion, the "machine" gives a corresponding sound signal, and with it a command to open the door. The door may not open automatically due to a power outage, water rushing out of the drum, breakdown of the locking device, and breakage of the handle.
It is best to call the master in such a situation, but you can do something yourself.
Open by de-energizing
Sometimes the machine fails and you can open the door by simply de-energizing. We disconnect the unit from electricity, then turn it on again. In this case, it is recommended to wait 1-2 minutes between removing and re-inserting the plug into the outlet. If this does not help right away, then you can also try again to turn on some "fast" mode, for example, spin. Most likely, upon its completion the door will open.
Open with a cord
This method should be used only in situations where it is known for sure that the door does not open due to a broken handle. To save the linen, you need a cord or rope with a diameter that will exceed the diameter of the loading hatch.
The rope is laid in the gap between the side of the machine and the cover. If necessary, use a screwdriver to push the rope deeper into the slot. This should be done along the entire diameter. After that, it is necessary to firmly but gently pull the ends towards you. The door will have to open.
Most modern washing machines have a special cable for emergency opening of the hatch (yes, the creators have foreseen this possibility as well). As a rule, it is located somewhere in the area of ??the bottom panel and is painted in a bright color. All you have to do is reach the cable and pull on it. If you need help with washing machine repair, call us right now!