Jan 132011

Washer Door will not unlock (full of water)


-Malfunctioned door lock assembly

-Wire fray to door lock assembly

-Check Assembly for foreign debris

-Loose connection on CCU

Replacing the door lock on front load washers is relatively simple, here are the steps necessary.

You can replace the washers door lock assembly one of two ways this is the way that works best for me.

Start by removing the spring on the door boot. With the spring off lift the boot over the lip and push back. This will enable you to reach inside and take the wires off the door lock assembly.

With the screws removed from the lock assembly, remove the wires. If you can not see into the washer to remove the lock assembly, there is a plastic housing that part of the lock slides into, this holds the washers door lock to the frame out of the way. If you can not see housing remove the top of the assembly and look down, the screws on the back of the top piece removed will let the top slide forward.

Some technicians will replace the door lock assembly through the top. For me it depends on the situation: Pedestal, Stacked. What works for one guy may not work for the next.

Jan 122011

There are several factors that could cause a dryer to not tumble.
Here are several possibilities.

-Thermal fuse is bad
-Bad power to the dryer
-Dryer belt is broken
-Start switch is bad

To make accurate test some times a volt meter is worth having,if you plan to to repair many more appliances it may be worth investing in a cheap one from a local hardware store. Dryers especially are relatively simple to test using a meter.

When the fuse reads open it will stop supply voltage from reaching the motor. This fuse will usually fail when a overheat condition occurs. If you have found the dryer thermal fuse open investigate why the fuse has tripped.

Bad power to the unit will stop the drum from turning,with a volt meter ensure the washer has proper supply voltage.

Determining if the belt is broken is fairly simple open the top of the dryer and peek in. If there is not belt around the drum you found the issue.

When you press start and hear nothing you have a voltage or start switch issue. Like stated previously the thermal fuse will take the voltage to the motor out of the equation. By using the multimeter ohm setting you can ohm the start switch out and ensure there is some resistance.
If you hear the motor running and the drum is not turning the belt is broken.