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The door of the Indesit washing machine does not close

the door does not close SM IndesitVery often, users are faced with the problem of closing the hatch in the Indesit machine. In this case, do not panic: as a standard, such issues are resolved quickly on their own, and how to do this will be described in this article. It is worth noting that two types of the above problems are usually encountered: when the door of the washing machine does not close and when the door does not lock. For your convenience, we will consider these cases separately, since most often they are not interconnected.

Damage to the door itself

In this case, the lock of the door of the Indesit machine does not actually close. In such a situation, when the door is closed, the hatch will not linger in the closed position (there is no audible click, after which the door is considered closed), or simply opens. Another option is possible: when closing the hatch, it will seem to you that something is stopping it from slamming shut, as if an obstacle appeared in which the hatch abuts. The reasons for this door behavior are varied.

  1. Your door is skewed. The doors of the washing machine tend to warp over time with active use, this is absolutely normal. Therefore, check if everything is fine with her, if the hook falls into a special hole. If you find a problem, the door can be adjusted using the mounting bolts.
  2. The tongue has broken - a device that directly holds the door closed. He, in turn, holds a special metal rod, which could well fall out. With the above problem, all that is needed is to disassemble the door and put the rod in its original position.
  3. In the door itself, some other part could break - a hook, for example. In this case, the only way out is to replace the door handle of your device.

door SMIf the lock does not lock in the closed position or the door just opens when released, the problem is most likely in the plastic guide. This part is built into some models of washing machines and has the ability to wear out. Your door may skew slightly, it will not affect the operation of the washing unit, but sooner or later you will encounter the problem of wear of the plastic guide. Where it leads? The hook will no longer hold in the groove, and the hatch will simply not close until a characteristic click is heard. What to do in this case?

  • unscrew the fastener connecting the door to the hinge with an asterisk screwdriver;
  • unscrew the screws located on the inside of the door in a circle, having previously removed it from the hinge;
  • pry off the door halves with something sharp and disassemble it;
  • Examine the opening mechanism, find the problem.

Unfortunately, separately, mechanisms for sale are rare, therefore, most likely, the door will have to be replaced entirely. However, if the breakdown is not so serious (a spring has fallen out or the rod has popped up) you can repair the mechanism yourself.

Be careful when carrying out such operations so as not to damage any other part of your washer. In rare cases, such manipulations can lead to even greater consequences, if you neglect elementary caution. Be extremely careful!

When the hatch closes but does not lock

To understand the essence of this problem, imagine the following picture: you close the hatch door, it obediently latches, but at the same time the washer points you to the open hatch and refuses to start washing. What is the problem? Most likely, the hatch lock device (abbreviated as UBL) has broken or the control module has failed.UBL washing machines

So, the UBL is faulty, which means that the door does not lock and the washing does not start. The hatch lock device operates as follows: voltage is applied to it and it blocks the hatch. Accordingly, UBL is faulty - no washing!

In addition to damage, there is a possibility that the UBL is simply clogged. Moreover, it could become clogged with anything in particular, if the house has small children. This problem is solved almost instantly: just check the lock and clean it if necessary.

But the dysfunction of the electronic module is a more serious cause for concern. The module is designed to give the hatch blocking device an appropriate signal, but this does not happen in the event of a breakdown. That is why your door does not lock. A module may burn out due to a voltage drop, or its software may suddenly fly - in any case, you need to call a repair wizard. He will either replace the module or install the software again, depending on the type of breakdown.

Testing UBL

To check the operation of the lock, there is a special tester (the most suitable option is a multimeter with a large range). However, in order to use such a device, the hatch door must be removed.

  • Loosen the clamp that holds the cuff of the front wall in its position. Depending on the clamp (and they are different), use either a pair of pliers or a screwdriver or pliers.
  • To find the UBL, you need to remove the cuff from the front wall.
  • Loosen the two screws (which holds the lock in the appropriate position) outside where the lock hook touches the lock.
  • Disconnect the wires and remove the UBL (it is no longer fixed) through the hole between the cuff and the machine body.

In order to proceed further, it is necessary to study the special scheme of the hatch lock. Typically, such a device is in almost any machine, but each company installs it in its own way (the contacts differ), and we need to know the purpose of each contact in advance, otherwise nothing will work. Find such a scheme on the Internet and find out where the phase, neutral, general contacts are. Only after this is it possible to check the lock by the tester.

  • The device toggle switch must be put into resistance test mode.
  • Install on the neutral and phase contacts of the lock on the probe.
  • After that, the device should show a three-digit number.
  • Next, the probes should be installed on the common and neutral contacts.
  • If you see 0 or 1 on the device, this indicates a device malfunction.

As can be seen from our story, some defects of your machine can be eliminated with little effort and almost instantly, and for some it will take some effort and time. However, in any case, these problems can be resolved both independently and with the help of a specialist.


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