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My HE3 washer, about 4 yrs old is locked , showed error code 6

The washer was making a lot of banging in the final spin, with 2 min to go in the cycle, the alarm went off, it showed error code 6 and shut off. It wont turn on & I cant get the wet laundry out

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Here are the steps to unlocking the door manually if clothes are still in the machine.
1.Unplug machine
2.remove bottom panel
3.Reach up along the inside of the front panel and locate the botttom of the door latch assembly
4.Located on the bottom of the door latch assembly is a tear dropped shaped tab
5. Gently pull down on the tab about a 1/4 inch or until a click is heard.
6. You may now open the door.

This code means the control is unable to properly detect motor speed. Due to this the machine shut itself down.

Posted on Nov 21, 2008

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