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F code appears, can't reset any functions

My washer is filled with towels, the "f" code appeared, and i can't reset it. the door won't open, and i can't get the drain/spin cycle to operate. i've turned off the circuit breaker from the breaker box, and let it sit, but the washer panel lights are still illuminated.

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  • Adele Bag Jun 19, 2006

    thanks, i'm going to try this suggestion, but the initial "f" code is gone, and i can't remember which number followed it. i can tell you that the failure occured during the rinse cycle.

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If you press the 'rinse/spin' option on the left side of the panel, it will then run for an additionl 12 minutes. You do NOT have to unplg the washer, reset any breakers, nor wait it out for the error to eventually reset on it's own. I think that maybe the error may be due to the load being off balance since the only times that I have had the 'f code' issue was during the final rinse/spin cycle, but, since the door won't open, there is no way to know nor fix the problem. Who knows, but the rinse/spin option works every time. Good luck, and I hope this suggestion works for you. Lynn Houston, TX

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Adele, there are 13 different F-codes for this model. You will have to be more specific so we would be able to help you. In the meantime, unplug the washer from the wall, remove the bottom toe panel. On the inside of the front panel to the right locate the bottom of the door latch assy. There will be a teardrop shaped tab on it. Pull the tab down about 1/4 inch. The door will release.

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