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1. (WO2001081696) A DOOR LOCK DEVICE FOR A DOMESTIC ELECTRICAL APPLIANCE

Pub. No.:    WO/2001/081696    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2001/004517
Publication Date: Nov 1, 2001 International Filing Date: Apr 20, 2001
IPC: D06F 37/42
E05C 5/00
E05C 19/02
Applicants: BITRON S.P.A.
PROMUTICO, Fabrizio
Inventors: PROMUTICO, Fabrizio
Title: A DOOR LOCK DEVICE FOR A DOMESTIC ELECTRICAL APPLIANCE
Abstract:
The device comprises a hook (2) connected to the door (5) and a support structure (1) in which is defined an aperture (4) for the introduction of the hook (2) and in which are mounted: a rotatable member (6) biased by a spring (12) and operable to retain a hook in a closure position of the door (5) and to release this hook (2); and a control device (14-16) including a pawl (15). When, with the door (5) closed, a force is applied to the hook (2) in the direction such as to open the door (5), the rotatable member (6) is initially free to turn, against the action of the spring (11), with respect to an auxiliary body (9), to a position in which the rotatable member (6) releases the auxiliary body (9) from the pawl (15, 19), and then to turn, together with the auxiliary body (9) and under the action of the spring (11), to release the hook (2).