Question about Whirlpool LHW0050PQ Front Load Washer
I can't get the door on my washing machine to open. It has completed a full cycle correctly and has stopped - but the door is sealed tight and will not open - leaving all my washed clothes inside. How do I get the door open? Thanks
I had the same problem. I went through all the steps on this thread to no avail. Finaly I just pryed the thing open - with no damage, thank goodness.
Once open I saw that the latch in the door didn't move when I pulled the handle. The problem it seems was in the latch on the door itself. If you end up this problem and want to get wet clothes out, just stick a flat-head screwdriver, behind the door latch into the horseshoe-shaped metal bit and lever it open - no prying necessary.
Not sure how I'm going to fix this permantely but at least I got my wet clothes out and can do laundry as long as I keep the screwdriver near by.
To fix - I'll either need to figure out how to disassemble the door and replace the latch mechanism, or just buy a whole new door.
Posted on Sep 21, 2008
I have a whirlpool Model # wfw8400tw. I can't get my door open. There's no cloths inside. Please advise me of what codes can I use to get the door open.
Posted on Jun 10, 2009
Fluffy, hopefully its just a glitch. Try this to put in the test mode. Put the program selector knob at the 6:00 position. Put the speed spin selector knob at the 9:00 position. Press and hold the pre-wash button and then press the power button. The 5 leds should light up. This will test the door lock switch. Hopefully it will unlock and reset. If not it's best to call for service as some complicated tests will have to be run. Catriver..post back
Posted on Oct 27, 2006
follow the steps in the above PDF file to remove the top, then on the top right side, you can find 2 white wires, unplug either one of them (pull out hard), then you should be able to open it. God damn it, I spent whole morning on it!, I hate Whirlpool!
Posted on Aug 02, 2008
Please help my washing machine door won't open.
Posted on Mar 06, 2011
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