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Repair of the hatch door of the washing machine

Repair of the hatch door of the washing machineSometimes it is impossible to do without repairing the door of the washing machine. Inaccurate loading, carelessness or too active children's games lead to broken latches, broken glass and loose loops. But do not rush to call the master - most breakdowns can be eliminated on your own and with the help of improvised tools. You will find the exact recommendations and step-by-step instructions for resolving any possible problems in this article.

Getting ready for repair

First of all, it is necessary to prepare for the upcoming repair: diagnose the problem and assemble the required tool and accessories. Practice shows that with the first there are no special problems - one glance at the door is enough to understand the nature of the damage. So, one of three things happens:

  • broken glass;
  • damaged / jammed lock;
  • broken plastic support on the door hinge.

When the problem is specified, we begin the search for the necessary tools. First of all, we are looking for a screwdriver. For most machines, just a flat bit is enough, but some imported washers require asterisks or curly profiles. Sometimes you can not do without special extension nozzles that facilitate access to problem areas.for repair you will need a screwdriver with a set of nozzles

Important! It is recommended that magnetized extension cords be used to hold the screws while tightening.

Alternative parts are purchased to replace permanently damaged parts. In order not to make a mistake with the dimensions, it is advisable to dismantle the old element and use it as a sample. Another option is to navigate by the serial number of the washing machine. In some cases, additional tools and supplies are required. What and when is necessary - we will tell in more detail further.

Lock Repair

Most often, users are faced with the need to repair a door lock. Interfere with the coordinated operation of the latches formed on the lever notches and chips. To eliminate the breakdown, it is necessary to return the details to their factory smoothness.

  1. We unscrew the hatch door from the body and put it on a flat surface.
  2. Take a file or file with the thinnest notch.
  3. We insert the tool into the hole and grind the existing notches.

We act very carefully so as not to damage the washing machine.

  1. Apply graphite grease to the treated surface.
  2. Wipe off excess grease.
  3. We return the door to its place and fix it with retaining bolts.we fix a clamp and the handle mechanism

This sequence applies when the door does not open and there is no way to remove the latch. Otherwise, we take out the lock and grind it using a special vice. Then the procedure will be faster and without risk for the machine and the door glass.

Change the glass

If the glass is damaged, the repair will take longer and require additional tools and materials. So, you have to prepare a polyester or epoxy resin, as well as adhesive tape, film and reinforcing tape. AT ideally, damaged glass is removed, but if this is not possible, proceed according to the following algorithm:

  1. Carefully glue the front wall of the door with plastic wrap and tape.

Attention! There should be no gaps!

  1. We put the reinforcing tape on the damaged area.
  2. We breed resin in certain instructions.
  3. Pour the prepared mixture into the place of cleavage.
  4. Leave the door for 24 hours.

After the final drying, remove the plastic film and eliminate smudges with irregularities with sandpaper. Now you can install the hatch door in the reverse order.

Support restoration

Often the door support also suffers, which is also easy to repair with your own hands. First, remove the door from the hinges and dismantle the affected part. We continue like this:

  • we connect the broken parts together and firmly fix in a vice;
  • we take a nail of diameters of 3-4 mm and shorten it to an equal length support;
  • drill a through hole with a diameter of 2.8-3.8 mm in combined loops;
  • we clamp the nail in pliers and heat over an open fire to a temperature of 180 degrees;
  • insert the hot rod into the drilled hole;
  • quickly assemble the door (no longer than 3 minutes) and install it in the loop

You can fix the door of the washing machine without the help of repairmen. It is enough to focus on the instructions given and to act with extreme caution. But it’s better not to delay until repairs and follow the rules of operation of the machine: do not pull the handle, gently load / unload the machine and prevent solid objects from falling into the drum.


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