A handle assembly of a door of an electric household appliance, in particular of a dishwasher
A handle assembly (6) of a door (5) of an electric household appliance (1), in particular of a dishwasher, includes a base panel (7), made of plastic material and fittable to the appliance door (5); a handle (8) hinged to the panel (7); a handle-lift (9), carried by the panel (7) and connected to the handle (8); and a pair of elastic return members (10) carried by the panel (7) and cooperating with the handle (8). The handle-lift (9) and the elastic return members (10) are integrally formed with the base panel (7) to define a monolithic body (17), and are connected to the panel (7) by respective connecting portions (26, 36) which are so shaped as to be elastic and to define respective plastic springs (27, 37); in particular, the connecting portions (26, 36) project from a surface (14) of the panel (7) and are substantially S-shaped.
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Published patent application
Disclosure date: 07-09-2008
Publication date: 01-21-2009
Applicant: ELECTROLUX HOME PROD CORP, BE
Inventor: LAZZA DANIELE, IT
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