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How to Replace a Washing Machine / Washer Dryer Door Lock - AEG

In this video Helen shows how to replace a washing machine, or washer dryer, door lock. These electronic components can fail, trapping your clothes inside your washer. 

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How to Replace a Washing Machine / Tumble Dryer Door Lock – AEG

It’s important to make sure that for your washing machine / tumble dryer to continue performing to its optimum performance that the door lock continues to work. If for any reason the lock has gained a fault, then you may need to replace it.

In the above video, with the help of our experienced team, we explain how to replace the washing machine / tumble dryer door lock, and below we’ve compiled a simple step-by-step guide which takes you through every point covered in our video.

Always make sure your appliance is unplugged from the mains electricity before carrying out any repair work.

Step 1: To gain access to the door lock, you’ll need to get in behind the door seal, which can be done by removing the retaining band and then pulling the seal away from the machine.

Step 2: With access gained to behind the door seal, remove the faceplate by using a screwdriver to unscrew the screws; removing the faceplate will enable you to gain access to and remove the door lock mechanism from your appliance.

Step 3: Remove the door lock mechanism from the holder by prising open the two plastic bits and unclipping it, before removing the cable block. Once these two components have been removed, put the new door lock mechanism in its place, and reattach the cable block making sure it clicks back into place.

Step 4: Reattach the faceplate, before putting the seal back in place and securing with the retaining band.

There you have it, a step-by-step guide to replacing a washing machine / tumble dryer door lock on an AEG model, helping it to perform to its optimum level.

Video Transcript:

Hi, I’m Helen from eSpares. 

In this video I’m going to be replacing the door lock mechanism, or door interlock, in this AEG washer dryer. The door lock mechanism is an electronic component that ensures that the door stays locked while there’s water in the machine.

To make sure that you purchase the right part for your machine you need to get your model number, you can get all the model information from the data plate, on this machine the data plate is located inside the door here.

Before you do any work on the machine always make sure that you unplug it from the wall first. 

To gain access to the door lock we need to get behind the door seal, this door seal is held in place by a retaining band, you just need to remove that first and then pull the seal out away from the machine.

We now need to remove the faceplate and this can be done using a screwdriver. Once the faceplate is released you’ll be able to remove the lock mechanism from the machine. Now we need to remove the lock mechanism from the holder. To do this we need to prise open the two plastic bits and unclip it. We then need to remove the cable block. This one is pretty stiff.

Once that’s released from the washing machine you just need to replace it with the new door interlock mechanism. You pop the cable block into the new mechanism and then pop it back into the holder making sure that it ‘clicks’ into place. Fit it back into position, lining up the screw holes to match the faceplate fitting. Then simply screw the faceplate back on. The last step is just to put the seal back into place and replace the retaining band.

Spare parts can be found for all makes and models of washing machines and tumble dryers at

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