Different types of door interlocks

How toIf you think you have a faulty door interlock they are usually pretty easy to replace, and not usually too expensive (buy door interlocks from 4Washerhelp). However, I see a lot of cases where people have fitted a new one – and it didn’t make any difference because they’d misdiagnosed the fault. In order to diagnose if something’s working properly or not you have to understand how they work. This article is part 2 to my main article explaining How does a washing machine door interlock work? so check out the first article – then return here for supplementary advice about variations of interlocks that may be very different from the most common type.

How does a washing machine door interlock work?

Puzzled

Understanding how a door interlock works helps in deciding if one is faulty or not. When you shut the door, the latch on the door pushes inside the door lock and activates an electrical part inside which locks the door shut. At the same time, power … [Continue reading..]

How to test an NTC thermistor

How to

If you want to test an NTC thermistor (or sensor) from a washing machine or other white goods appliance this is the right article for you. It also describes what a thermistor is, what it does, and what commonly goes wrong with them.   What … [Continue reading..]

Samsung DE Error

Error Code

DE Error on Samsung washing machines (usually) means that "the door is open". As with most error codes though you can't take it literally because very often this error will display when the door is clearly closed. What it means is, that it thinks the … [Continue reading..]

Washing machine not spinning

Spin

There are two completely different symptoms that many people confusingly report using the same language so it's important to make sure you are looking at the right article. If when you say the washer is not spinning you mean (as many do) that the … [Continue reading..]