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Can not open the door after cycle is finished

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  • welsh0806 Jan 17, 2009

    how do you get the door open if it doesn't open after waiting 3 minutes....i called and one support person told me to unplug it for 30-45 minutes and then retry...but it still doesn't work....HELP??

    thanks
    frustrated

  • dully1 Feb 10, 2009

    i have the same on my novatronic w980 ten yrs old front loader. but when i turned the mains off and on again it blew the fuse, only when i tipped forward the machine which emptied water from the sump, then re fused it .it then open ,but tried another short 30min wash and the same thing happend only this time when i pressed the orange door release button the button above it was going down with it ,this is the start button. wots going please help.thanks dully, mechanic.

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I think you are talking about a front loading machine, have you waited for at least 3 mins before opening the door?

these types of washing machines locks the door in order to run. but after a cycle is finished, the door would not open right away, there is a delay on opening the door.

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SOURCE: Indesit wd 125. Wash cycle had finished, door lock was off but

Unplug machine, take lid off and locate the door lock. You will have to use a small screwdriver or something to release the lock. Then replace your door handle.

Posted on Jan 28, 2010

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SOURCE: Can't open door after any cycle but NORMAL

This advice is for Kenmore Elite and Whirlpool Duet model front loading washers. If you experience a problem where the door becomes jammed and will not unlock or open, here's an easy way to gain access inside your washer WITHOUT calling the repairman.

1. Remove the lower panel under the door by loosening the three screws under the bottom edge on the front of the washer. HINT: If you prop up the front feet of the washer with some small blocks of wood, this will make access to the screws much easier.
2. With the screws removed, the lower panel should drop down then come off. If the panel sticks, a light tap on either side will knock it loose.
3. Reach your hand up inside the washer behind the front casing on the right-hand side. This is where the door latch assembly is located.
4. At the bottom of the door latch assembly is a small pull tab. This is the manual release for the door. Pull the tab straight down and the door will come open.

Sometimes these doors will not unlock for whatever reason. If there are no error codes being generated, this could have just been a momentary glitch. If you see "Fdl" "DLE" or "Fdu" error codes, these are usually indications of a failed door latch assembly and will require replacement.


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