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WFMC1001UC door locked

Bosch WFMC1001UC washer: after running a load, the lights are off, and the door is locked. The wall outlet has power, but the door remains locked, and the lights remain off. Is there a way to open the door while I wait for service?

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  • wndsrch Sep 07, 2008

    I found a partial solution to my problem: First, I unplugged the machine and turned off the water supply. On the lower right of the front panel is a 6" / 15mm cover. Near the bottom of this cover is a small hole. I inserted a piece of wire into this hole, and pushed in gently. While pushing, I turned the cover clockwise, and it came off.
    The door release is a narrow white plastic strip hanging down on the right; I pulled down on this strip while pushing in on the door, and the door lock released.

    It turns out that the machine stopped part-way through a wash cycle; now I just need to wait for a service call.




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There are safety devices that can prevent you opening the door or lid while the washer is spinning or agitating. This is for your protection, so don't circumvent these safety devices but after running a load and the door remains locked press reset button on control panel if it persist make sure the timer is properly set test timer if faulty replace check the lid switch remove detergent build up from orifice if any test switch it might be faulty then replace dont forget to rate this solution

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