Door Lock Or Interlock
The door lock (also called an interlock) is a safety device found on Miele front load washers and some Miele top load washers. It stops the lid or door from being opened when the machine is operating. The system includes an opening for the door and a door lock mechanism that is situated at the back of the main top/door shroud or front panel. The lock mechanism is comprised of switches, with a lock/unlock , or solenoid for the wax motor. When the cycle starts, the washer control will activate the solenoid/wax engine of the lock to prevent the door or lid from being opened.
The control will either turn on the solenoid or wax motor that unlocks doors or disable it at the conclusion of the cycle. The type of wax motor solenoid typically takes about 2 minutes or more to activate or deactivate. The lock mechanism might be the issue if the door or lid isn’t opening after the cycle has ended. Most Miele washers come with a manual release to unlock the mechanism, allowing you to access the door or lid. The release is usually accessible by removing the door lock and, on certain models, from the soap dispenser’s housing.
- Remove the Miele washer’s power source before you begin.
- Make sure you clean the door lock. It is located under the lid or in the frame of your washing machine.
- If the issue continues, you can remove the door lock from the Miele washer and examine it for cracks, damage, or wear. To take off the switch, you’ll likely have to take off all or a portion of the cabinet.
- If you find the switch displays any of the symptoms above You will require an new door lock.
Door Strike & Catch & Hook
The door strike (also called the hook, catch or catch) is an safety device that is installed on front loading Miele washers. It also turns on the lid switch on top-load washers. The door hook in Miele front load washers is used to engage and secure the mechanism. The hook for the door could be damaged and not be equipped to trigger the door lock properly or release the lock mechanism with ease after. The door strike, or hook, usually consists out of plastic that is rigid.
It may be damaged due to normal wear and tear or if someone tries to unlock the door while the lock is engaged. This is the method to inspect the door strike of an Miele washing-machine:
- It’s a simple inspection that doesn’t require any tools or disassembly.
- Locate your door strike. It’s located inside the door frame of your Miele washing machine.
- Visually inspect the strike to ensure it is in contact with the door lock assembly correctly and releases without issue. In addition, look over the strike for any signs of wear, cracking or any damage.
- You’ll need a new Miele door strike when you spot any issues during the tests above.
Lid Hinge & Pin
In top-loading models of Miele washing machines, there are two hinges that attach the lid to the main top. The hinges can be constructed from metal or plastic and will eventually show signs of wear due to normal wear and tear. The hinges could be to blame for any difficulty opening the lid. How to check the hinges and pins of your Miele washer:
- Since you’ll be exposed to electrical components as a part of this examination, make sure that you unplug your Miele washer before beginning.
- Begin by lifting the lid. Then, check the pins and hinges for cracking, wear or dirt.
- Lift or remove the top of the main lid in order to inspect all sides of the hinges and pins.
- If there are any issues during the inspections above, you will need the Miele replacement hinges for the lid..