Door Lock Or Interlock
The door lock (also called an interlock) is a security feature that is used on Blomber front load washing machines and some Blomber top load washers. It blocks the lid or door from opening while the machine is in operation. The system comprises an opening catch that is mounted on the door and a door lock mechanism located at the rear of the door shroud/front panel or the top of the main. The lock mechanism comprises the switches and is usually a solenoid for locking and unlocking or a wax motor solenoid. When the cycle begins, the washer control will turn on the lock solenoid/wax motor to prevent the door or lid from opening. When the cycle the control will turn on the door unlock solenoid , or will shut off the door lock’s wax motor. The activation or deactivation of the wax solenoid of the motor usually takes about 1 minute. The lock mechanism could be the reason for the issue if your door or lid isn’t opening at the end of the cycle. Blomber washers have a manually operated release that unlocks the mechanism, allowing users to unlock the door or lid. The release can usually be found via the lock’s lower part or, in some models, from inside the soap dispenser’s enclosure.
- Remove the Blomber washer’s source of power before you start.
- Clean and inspect your door lock to remove any film or other debris that may have built up. It is located under the lid, in the frame of your washer.
- If the issue persists, you can remove the door lock from the Blomber washer to inspect the lock for damage, cracks, or wear. You may need to remove the entire or a portion of the cabinet of the washer in order for the switch to be removed.
- You will need to replace your switch in the event that it displays any of these signs.
Door Strike & Catch & Hook
The door strike (also called the catch, hook or catch) is part of the safety mechanism that’s mounted on front loading Blomber washers. It also acts as a lid switch on top load washers. The door hook on Blomber front-load washers can be used to engage and secure the mechanism. If the door hook is damaged, it may not be able to properly engage the door lock mechanism, or it may not disengage easily from the mechanism at end of the cycle. The door strike , or hook is normally made of tough plastic, and may break during normal use and abuse, or even if someone has attempted to open the door by applying pressure while the lock is in operation. What is the best way to examine the door strike on an Blomber washing machine:
- This is a simple inspection; no tools or removal is needed.
- Locate your door strike. It is located in the door frame of your Blomber washing machine.
- Inspect the strike for any signs of damage or wear. Also, look over the strike for indications of wear, cracking or damage.
- You will need a replacement Blomber door strike if you discover any issues while conducting these checks.
Lid Hinge & Pin
For top-loading standard Blomber washing machines, there will be two hinges which connect the lid to the main top. These hinges are made from metal or plastic and will eventually begin to show signs of wear due to normal wear and tear. The hinges may be to blame if you’re having trouble opening the lid. How to check the lid hinge & pin on Blomber washing machine:
- You’ll need to expose electrical components for this inspection. Before you begin ensure that you have unplugged the Blomber washer.
- Start by lifting the lid and then inspecting the hinges and pins to see if there are signs of cracking, wear and damage or dirt that could be blocking the hinges.
- Lift or take off the top part of the lid to inspect all sides of the hinges and pins.
- If you notice any issues while performing the checks above, you will need the Blomber replacement lid hinges.