Door latch on electrolux front load washer broke not allowing door to lock model eiflw55hiwo
John R. • Temple, TX • January 14, 2015
Appliance: Model ELECTROLUX EIFLW55HIWO
My Repair & Advice
Part of door latch broke off in the locking mechanisms which is located in the machine body. Remove the plastic ring by removing a locking spacer which is by the door hinge and held in place by one screw. After you remove the locking spacer, you can turn the ring by twisting it counterclockwise allowing it to come loose from the machine. I had to remove the locking device in the machine by removing the two screws and pulling the locking device from the machine and removed the broken peace of the door latch. I took the electrical connector from the locking mechanism so I could work on getting the broke peace out. Make sure you have the locking device in the proper position so that when you replace the door latch and close the door that it locks, if not, you will be removing the locking mechanism again(as I did) till you have the lock with the locking tabs open to accept the door latch allowing the door to close properly and lock as it must to allow the machine to operate. If you do not get it repaired properly you will get a message on the display to call service. I got this, but I removed the locking device and got the locking tabs properly positioned which allow the door to lock and the machine to operate.