Steps to open a stuck washing machine door

The struggle to open a washing machine door that is stuck due to a jammed lock or a broken handle is real.


Steps to open a stuck washing machine door

In most cases, the handle gets stuck due to issues in the door catch that opens the door. Follow this step-by-step process to open a stuck washing machine door in just 10 minutes.

Check the direction properly as a handle that moves outwards, pushes the door catch inwards and vice versa.

Step 1:

Remember to unplug the appliance from the mains before you begin the process of opening the door.

Step 2:

Unscrew the top panel of the washing machine to gain access to the locked door from the inside.

Step 3:

Grab the handle of the lock and check the direction of its movement to determine how the door catch opens.

Step 4:

Find the metallic tip at the centre of the lock where you’ll find the door catch. Use a flat-head screwdriver to release the door catch by firmly pushing the tip in the right direction. The door will open within seconds.

You can continue washing your clothes now, without the fear of your clothes being stuck inside.

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