Door Lock Or Interlock
The door lock, commonly referred to as an interlock, a safety mechanism used on front load Haier washing machines as well as certain Haier top-load washers. It protects the lid or door from opening while the machine is in operation. The system has an opening for the door as well as the door lock mechanism which is located in the rear of the main top or door shroud or front panel. The lock mechanism is made up of the switches and is usually a solenoid for locking and unlocking or a solenoid of the wax motor. When the cycle begins, the washer control will turn on the solenoid/wax engine of the lock to stop the lid or door from opening. At the conclusion of the cycle it will trigger the door unlock solenoid or will turn off the door lock’s wax motor. The type of wax motor solenoid normally takes at least a minute or two to activate or deactivate. If the door or lid does not open after the completion of the cycle, then the lock mechanism could be at fault. The majority of Haier washers have an unlocked manual release that can unlock the mechanism, allowing you to open the lid or door. You will usually locate the release on the door’s bottom lock or, for certain models it is inside the soap dispenser’s housing. How to examine the Haier door lock within the washing machine:
- Disconnect your Haier washer from the electrical source prior to starting.
- Make sure you clean the door lock. It’s typically located on the frame of the washing machine underneath the lid.
- If the problem persists it is possible to remove the door lock from your Haier washer to examine it for cracking, damage, or wear. To remove the switch, you’ll likely have to take out all or part the cabinet.
- If the switch displays any of the above symptoms, you will need a new door lock.
Door Strike & Catch & Hook
The door strike, also known as the catch or hook, is part of the safety mechanism that is installed on front-loading Haier washing machines. It is also it is used to open the lid switch of a top load washer. On Haier front load washers, the door hook is used to engage the locking mechanism. The hook on the door can become damaged and might not be capable of activating the door lock assembly correctly or detach from the lock mechanism easily at the end. The door strike , or hook is usually made of hard plastic that can break when used in normal usage and abuse, or when somebody has tried to open the door using force while the lock is in operation. What is the best way to examine the door strike on a Haier washing machine:
- This is an easy inspection that requires no tools, nor disassembly is required.
- Locate your door strike. It is located in the door frame of your Haier washing machine.
- Visually examine the strike to ensure it works with the lock on your door properly and is released without difficulty. Also, examine the strike for indications of wear, cracks or damage.
- It is necessary to replace the Haier door strike If you notice any issues when performing the above checks.
Lid Hinge & Pin
Two hinges attach the lid to top load Haier washers. The hinges are made from plastic or metal and can eventually wear down because of normal use. If you’re experiencing difficulty opening the lid the hinges could be the culprit. How to check the hinges and pins of your Haier washer:
- It is necessary to expose electrical parts during the inspection. Before you begin check that you’ve disconnected your Haier washer.
- Begin by lifting up the lid and inspecting the lid hinges and pins, looking for signs of wear, cracks damages, or dirt that could be blocking the hinges.
- To check the hinges and pins on both sides take off or lift the main cover.
- If you find any issues while performing the checks above, you will need the Haier replacement lid hinges.