Door Lock Or Interlock:
The door lock (also known as the interlock) is a security feature found on Hoover front load washers as well as some Hoover top load washers. It blocks the lid or door from opening while the machine is in operation. The system consists of an opening catch that is mounted on the door and the door lock mechanism, which is situated on the back of the door shroud/front panel or main top. The lock mechanism is made up of various switches and usually a lock/unlock solenoid or solenoid for the wax motor.
The washer control can activate the solenoid or wax motor of the lock to prevent the lid or door from opening when the process begins. When the cycle it will trigger the door unlock solenoid , or will shut off the door lock’s wax motor. The wax motor style of solenoid usually takes around a minute or two to turn on or off. The lock mechanism may be the cause if the door or lid doesn’t open when the cycle is over. Hoover washers have a manually operated release that unlocks the mechanism and permits you to open the lid or door. The release is normally accessible by removing the door lock, or on some models, from the soap dispenser housing. How to check the Hoover door lock in the washing machine:
- Disconnect your Hoover washer from the electrical source prior to starting.
- Clean your door lock. It can be found under the lid, inside the frame of your washing machine.
- If washing it doesn’t resolve the issue, remove the lock on the door of the Hoover washing machine to inspect it for cracks, damages, or wear. You likely will need remove all or a part of the cabinet for the washer for the switch to be removed.
- If that your lock has any of these symptoms, you will need an replacement door lock.
Door Strike & Catch & Hook:
The door strike, also referred to as the hook or catch it is the safety mechanism on front-loading Hoover washing machines. It’s also that is used to turn on the lid switch of a top load washer. For Hoover front load washers, the door hook is utilized to trigger the locking mechanism. If the door hook is damaged, it might not properly activate the door lock assembly, or it may not release quickly from the mechanism at end of the cycle. The door strike or hook, is usually made of a rigid plastic. It can be damaged by normal use and abuse or when someone tries to open the door when the lock is on. How to inspect the door strike on the Hoover washing machine:
- This is a simple inspection that requires no tools, nor disassembly is required.
- Locate your door strike. It’s in the door frame of your Hoover washing machine.
- Inspect the strike for any indications of wear or damage. Also, examine the strike for indications of wear, cracking or damage.
- If you encounter any issues while performing the checks above it is likely that you need an Hoover replacement door strike.
Lid Hinge & Pin:
Two hinges join the lid to top-load Hoover washers. These hinges can be made out of either plastic or metal and may eventually wear down through the use of the machine. If you’re experiencing difficulty opening the lid then the hinges may be the culprit. How do you check the hinges and pins on your Hoover washer:
- You’ll have to expose electrical components during this inspection. Before you begin check that you’ve disconnected the Hoover washer.
- Start by lifting the lid. Next, inspect the hinges and pins for wear, cracks or dirt.
- Lift or remove the main top in order to check all sides of the hinges and pins. If you notice any issues when performing these checks You will have to buy the Hoover replacement hinges.