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Door open! My Whirlpool 6100 will not work....keeps telling me that the door is open! The door "clicks shut" when I shut the door. It tries and starts, then flashes "door open" what is wrong with it??

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  • suziesdragon Oct 28, 2008

    Thank you for your help, It sounds like the right advice to me, as the washing machine tried to start with the door actually open....I will get this problem fixed asap.

    Cheers, suziesdragon

  • Anonymous Nov 07, 2008

    I have the same problem. Door click shut but door open light flashes. Doesn't look like something you can fix yourself. Better get a service guy.



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I had the same prob..and the cure was to change the bushes on the motor.its been fine since

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I think he screwed something too tight to make it close fast. Is there a screw somewhere that can be loosened?

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