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Zanussi DA6142 dishwasher only works when the door is OPEN!

\015 As long as the door is open enough to prevent the catch from clicking (in the closed position) it works OK, but if I push it the final milimetre and the catch clicks closed then it won't work.\015\012\015\012I can use it - carefully - by closing the door enough to prevent leakage but not enough for the catch to click... is this a diy repair (in which case, what is the name of the spare part that I need) or will I need to call someone out...?\015\012\015\012The machine is a few years old.\015\012\015\012Very many thanks,\015\012Dena\015

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It is unlikely to be very difficult, however the door front panel and control panel will most likely need to be removed. Usually there are several screws across the top inside door edge and down the left and rigtht side of the door towards the hinges. They are often tamperproof torx or hex, sometime philips, so ensure you have the right driver. Also ensure the POWER IS OFF. UNPLUG the power lead and put it next to you- be 100% sure it is unplugged before you do anything. I cannot stress this enough, if the machine is hardwired into the power- LEAVE IT ALONE and call a repairman. The door switch needs adjustment or perhaps a part of the latch mechanism has broken. Sometimes the actual microswitch can become detached (plastic spigots break off) and it gets in a place where the door tongue turns it off when it should be on. Once the front panel is off, you can open and close the door a watch the mechanism to see where the problem is.
\015\012But if in any doubt, get a service manual for the machine, study it and diagnose the problem BEFORE delving into the machine.
\015\012Be careful, the edges of the door panels are quite sharp and once the panels are off, the main door can spring up due to having less weight on it.
\015\012John
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