How To Fix Inglis Washer With A Lid Or Door That Wont Open

How To Fix Inglis Washer With A Lid Or Door That Wont Open

Door Lock Or Interlock:

The door lock (also called the interlock) is a security device used on Inglis front load washers and some Inglis top-load washers. It prevents the door or lid from being opened when the machine is in operation. The system is comprised of a door-mounted catch and the door lock mechanism, which is situated on the back of the door shroud/front panel or the main top. The lock mechanism is made up of switches, and typically a lock/unlock , or solenoid of the wax motor. When the cycle is started, the washer control is activated the lock solenoid/wax motor to keep the door or lid from opening.

When the cycle, the control will activate the solenoid that unlocks the door or will turn off the door lock wax motor. The type of wax motor solenoid normally takes at least 2 minutes or more to turn on or off. If the lid or the door won’t open at the end of the cycle, the lock mechanism might be at fault. The majority of Inglis washers have an unlocked manual release that can unlock the mechanism and allow you to open the lid or door. The release is normally accessible from below the door lock, or on some models, from inside the soap dispenser’s enclosure. How to check the Inglis door lock inside a washer:

  1. Disconnect the Inglis washer from the power source before beginning.
  2. Make sure you clean your door lock. It is usually located along the frame of the washing machine, under the lid.
  3. If the issue continues If the issue persists, you may remove the door lock from your Inglis washer to check it for cracks, damage or wear. You may need to remove the entire or a portion of the cabinet of the washer in order to take off the switch.
  4. If you find the switch displays any of these symptoms, you will need the new door lock.


Door Strike & Catch & Hook:

The door strike (also known as the hook, the catch, or catch) is part of the safety mechanism that’s mounted on front loading Inglis washers. It also acts as a lid switch on top-load washers. The door hook on Inglis front-load washers serves to engage and lock the mechanism. If the hook on the door becomes damaged, it could not be able to properly engage the door lock assembly, or it might not disengage quickly from the lock mechanism towards the close of the cycle. The door’s hook is normally made of rigid plastic and can break when used in normal usage and abuse, or if you have attempted to open the door using an excessive force while the lock was in use. How to inspect the door strike of the Inglis washing machine:

  1. This is an easy examination; no tools or disassembly is required.
  2. Locate your door strike. It’s in the door frame of your Inglis washing machine.
  3. Visually inspect the strike to ensure it connects to the lock on your door appropriately and opens without issue. Also, check the strike for indications of wear, cracks, or other damage.
  4. It is necessary to replace the Inglis door strike in the event that you find any problems while performing these checks.


Lid Hinge & Pin:

In top-loading models of Inglis washing machines, there are two hinges that connect the lid to the top. These hinges may be made from metal or plastic and will eventually show signs of wear from normal use. If you have difficulty opening the lid, then hinges could be at fault. How to check the hinges and pins of your Inglis washer:

  1. Because you’ll be exposing electrical components as a part of this inspection, ensure that you unplug your Inglis washer prior to beginning.
  2. Start by lifting the lid. Next, look over the hinges and pins for cracking, wear or dirt.
  3. Remove or lift the top part of the lid to check all sides of the hinges and pins. If you discover any problems during these inspections it is necessary to buy the Inglis replacement hinges.