How to open a locked door on a hoover washing machine. We have updated our video to show more ways to release the door and allow you to be able to repair the. If the lid is still locked youll need to have the washer serviced to determine the exact cause of the failure. This is a fault likely to persist until fixed.
There are mainly reasons that a washing machine door wont open. Once the drum comes to rest at the end of the cycle the door will remain locked for up to 5 minutes before releasing the catch to enable the door to be opened. Wait about 10 minutes and see if the lid has unlocked itself.
If this is the case turning off the machine at the mains should allow the door lock to cool down and open after a few minutes. 2 the pin that holds the door shut may have jammed due to the door mechanism being jammed. 1 the washing machine door handle may have broken.
The thermal lock should release the washing machine door about two minutes after the cycle ends. 3 the electronic door lock called an interlock may be broken. If the lid is locked simply unplug the washer from its power source.
The trick is to leave the washing machine disconnected for about five minutes so the lock can cool and release. Most top load washing machines have a lid lock that is heat activated. If your washing machine door sticks the damp washing can quickly build up bacteria and mould.
To ensure that the drum has stopped turning before you unload the machine hoover fit a safety lock to the door. Having put a load in washing machine its a hoover oph616 to wash last night i returned this morning to find it had filled the basin up with water not used any of the soap powder and had locked itself shut. Unplug the machine to reset.