Door is loose on my Miele W1986 washer...
Thanks to everyone who responded to my prior post about a draining problem I thought I was having (but wasn't). You helped me resolve that. Now I have a separate question:
This W1986 is my first front-loader, and when I got it, I found the door hard to close (hard to get it to latch). My mother was visiting, and I believe she showed me a place in the quick guide (that I've lost) that came with the washer (not the owner's manual) that said you have to swing the door closed hard to get it to latch. That's how I closed it for about five years, but then the door became loose and doesn't quite line up.
It seems that the hinge of the door is mounted to the body of the machine in two places (top and bottom). I'm guessing that there are threaded bolts built into the hinge that secure on the other side with nuts. The hinge is loose at the top, so that you can move the door up and down a little when it is open.
Since then, I push the door closed most of the way, and then press my knee into it to get it to lock closed. This works, but I wish the door was still lined up properly. If I was willing to take the front (or maybe the right side?) off the washer, I'm sure I could tighten the hinge fairly easily. But I'm reluctant to do that because I don't know how difficult it would be to get to the nut that needs tightening. I kind of figure I can just use it like it is and have that tightened some day when I need a service call for something that can't wait.
Have any of you had this issue with the W1986 door becoming loose? Do any of you know if it would be hard to fix? Thanks!