Door Lock Or Interlock
The door lock, also referred to as the interlock is an safety device that is used in front-load Crosley washing machines as well as some Crosley top load washers. It protects the lid or door from opening when the machine is running. The system consists of an opening catch that is mounted on the door and the door lock mechanism that is located on the back of the door shroud/front panel or the main top. The lock mechanism is comprised of switches and a lock/unlock , or solenoid for the wax motor. When the cycle begins the washer control will turn on the lock solenoid/wax motor in order to prevent the door or lid from being opened. The control will either trigger the door unlock solenoid/wax motor or deactivate it at conclusion of the cycle. The deactivation or activation of the motor solenoid generally takes around 1 minute. The lock mechanism may be the issue if the door or lid isn’t opening at the end of the cycle. The majority of Crosley washers will have a manual release to unlock the mechanism, allowing you to open the lid or door. You will usually locate the release located at the bottom of the door lock, or, on specific models in the soap dispenser housing. How do you inspect the Crosley door lock on the washing machine:
- Disconnect the Crosley washer from the energy source prior to beginning.
- Clean your door lock , removing any film or other debris that may have built up. It is located under the lid, inside the frame of your washer.
- If the problem persists, you can take the door lock off of your Crosley washer to check the lock for damage, cracks or wear. It is likely that you will have to take off all or a portion of the washer’s cabinet to take off the switch.
- If you find that your lock has any of these symptoms You will require a replacement door lock.
Door Strike & Catch & Hook
The door strike, also known as the hook or catch it is the safety mechanism on front-loading Crosley washing machines. It’s also used to activate the lid switch of top load washers. The door hook in Crosley front load washers is used to lock and activate the mechanism. The door hook could become damaged and is not equipped to trigger the door lock assembly properly or release the lock mechanism with ease after. The door’s hook is normally made of strong plastic and is susceptible to breaking during normal use and abuse, or even if someone has attempted to open the door with force when the lock is activated. How to check the door strike of a Crosley washing machine:
- This is an easy examination; no tools or removal is needed.
- Locate your door strike. It’s located in the door frame of your Crosley washer.
- Visually inspect the strike to make sure that it engages with the lock on your door correctly and releases without issue. Also, check the strike for signs of wear, cracks or damage.
- It is necessary to replace the Crosley door strike in the event that you find any problems while performing the tests above.
Lid Hinge & Pin
On standard top-load Crosley washing machines, there are two hinges that connect the lid to the top. The hinges could be constructed out of plastic or metal and eventually show signs of wear from normal use. The hinges may be to be blamed if you are having difficulty opening the lid. How do you check the hinges and pins of your Crosley washer:
- As you will be exposing electrical components as a part of this inspection, make sure you unplug your Crosley washer prior to beginning.
- 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 clogging the hinges.
- Lift or take off the top of the main lid in order to check every side of the hinges and pins. If you spot any issues when performing these checks You will have to buy the Crosley replacement hinges.