How to unlock an LG washing machine door

How to unlock an LG washing machine door

Even with careful use, there comes a time when modern home appliances break down. There are many reasons for this. Often there is a failure in the system, and you just need to unlock the LG washing machine. The device is programmed in such a way that 2 minutes after the wash is completed, the hatch is in the closed position. It happens that after some time the door still does not open. Let us consider in detail how to find a way out of this situation.

Why won't the door open?

The main reasons for blocking the hatch can be:

  • Automatic locking that occurs while washing clothes for safety reasons. Sometimes it is not possible to open the door after the end of the session,
  • The handle is jammed, or the hatch lock is broken,
  • There was a failure in the program,
  • The device does not drain water because the drain is clogged,
  • There has been a power outage or power outage. It will be impossible to open the washing machine if it is locked,
  • The child lock feature is enabled.

To remove the blocking, you need to find out the true reason, and then take action.

Getting ready for an emergency opening

Desperate attempts to open the hatch may not yield a positive result. You need to understand when the failure occurred. If, sometime after the wash is completed, the door cannot be opened, you can try to turn on one of the options: “Spin” or “Rinse.” If there is no result, you should check the drain hose; there may be problems due to blockage. In this case, cleaning and subsequent spinning of the laundry is carried out.

It often happens that after some time the unlocking occurs automatically; just unplug the device from the power supply. The waiting time ranges from ten minutes to thirty minutes. If there is still no result, take immediate action by making sure that there is no water in the unit. To do this you need:

  • Open the filter cover to collect debris,
  • Find the emergency drain hose (usually located on the left side),
  • Place a deep basin next to the washing machine, open the cap and drain the water.

Unlock quickly

If the lock is broken, it is not always possible to remove the lock in order to subsequently open the hatch cover of the washing machine using a special cable. However, there is a reliable and proven method. Initially, you should disconnect the device and move it to a spacious room for a detailed inspection.

You need to remove the top cover, put your hand deep into the body and feel for the flag for emergency opening of the door. Press it and at the same time try to open the door. The attempt must be crowned with success. If the reason for the lock is related to a broken handle or lock, you cannot do without the help of a specialist.

There is another way. To remove the top cover, you need to use a screwdriver to unscrew the nuts on the back of the washing machine, and then slightly pull the cover up. No special effort is required to avoid damaging the panel. Now you need to tilt the device so that the drum moves away from the wall. At this moment, remove the fasteners and move them aside. The blockage should be removed.

In addition to the above, there is another interesting way to open a locked door. You will need a little skill, a strong and a thin flat screwdriver; you can take a metal manicure file. So, take the and push it into the hole between the body and the door using a screwdriver, as if putting them on the door.

Having put them on the door from the lock side, you need to carefully pull the ends of the with a little force. Under pressure, the lock will click and open.

If you still cannot open the washing machine yourself, you should contact a service center so as not to worsen the situation. A qualified specialist will identify the cause and promptly fix the problem. Otherwise, the cost of repairs will increase significantly.