OTOH, I have seen it recommended NOT to leave the door open, in case a
small child climbs in and gets trapped. I think that the instructions
for our Kenmore front-loader said to leave the detergent/bleach/fabric
softener dispenser open instead.
On Friday, March 20, 2015 at 3:20:33 PM UTC-4, Percival P. Cassidy wrote:
Could a kid manage to climb in and close and latch the door behind them?
IDK, the one's I've seen, don't even have anything by which to pull on
the door from the inside. I doubt very much that leaving a dispenser
open is going to do much to get moisture out of the door seal. If the
manufacturer's are worried about a kid climbing in, you'd think they'd
have a door design so that you couldn't pull it closed from the inside.
And maybe at least most of them do, if not by intention, by chance.
On Fri, 20 Mar 2015 15:15:27 -0400, "Percival P. Cassidy"
... on a new one.
The door does not lock until you set the cycle you want and hit start.
Then the computer tests the load and if it was a big lump, like a kid,
it stops the cycle and unlocks the door.
It is really looking at the weight and distribution.
If you roll up everything in a sheet and throw it in as a big ball,
the washer will not start tho
On Fri, 20 Mar 2015 08:37:27 -0700 (PDT), firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Trader is right on. It is to prevent mold on the door gasket and let
the tub dry out. In fact our new machine has a "half cock" detent on
the door hinge that holds the door open far enough to air out the
gasket and tub.
On Fri, 20 Mar 2015 18:50:06 GMT, email@example.com (Scott Lurndal)
The tech crowd has been using that for 50 years or more that I know
of. I heard it in basic electronics in 1965 and I don't think the
instructor hadn't heard anything new for 20 years then. He was still
blathering on about what he did in the war.
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