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how do you bypass a washing machine door lock

A washing machine door lock acts as a security tool to protect you from different issues that may arise from your washing machine. That is why you should consider several factors before bypassing your washing machine security door.

Have a reason why you need to bypass the security lock

Sometimes you may be forced to bypass the security protocols. Never do it for fun because you may be endangering your life. For instance, you can bypass the security lock if somebody changed your password and you cannot reset. At times you may be forced to bypass the security door if you lost your password and the reset code.

Note: Before you decide to bypass a washing machine door lock, ensure that you have tried all the safe ways. Bypass the door lock may be dangerous.

Tips on how do you bypass a washing machine door lock

There are different processes and steps involved in this task. You need to follow each step keenly to avoid injuries.

Identify the problem

You cannot bypass your washing machine door lock if you do not know the problem. Once the problem is identified, you can move to the next step. While recognising the problem, be as keen as possible to avoid confusion. If you make a mistake in identifying the problem, the step you will use to bypass the door lock will be different, thus complicating the issue.

Give your washing machine some time to cool down.

If your washing machine door developed problems while in use, give it time. Some doors are designed to jam when the machine becomes too hot beyond a certain point. The door resets itself back to normal when it cools down. The best way to quicken this process is by turning off the power supply.

Bypassing your washing machine door lock

One of the main ways of bypassing a washing machine door lock is by disabling the safety circuit. It is good to note that the process involves cutting of electrical wires. Thus, you need to disconnect your machine from the main power supply. Additional, cutting the cord may void your warranty.


From your manual, locate the location of the safety circuit. Open the lid then look for the wires. Some washing machines have a joint that you can disconnect while in others, you will be forced to cut all the cables. To know which wire to cut, watch videos online for suggestions. If you power back your machine, the door will open with issues.


You can bypass your washing machine door by disconnecting the door from the appliance. Look for the screws that hold the door unfasten the crews and lift the top panel of the door.


When the door is lifted place a magnet in the space between the door and the washing machine, the magnet will interfere with the magnetism of the washing machine solenoid making the door open.


Once the door is open, lift it then replace it. Power on your washing machine and try to open the door. Sometimes if there is a problem with the magnet or the door, your washing machine will go off. If that happens, unplug it then change the position of the magnet.

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