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Whirlpool washine machine #AWM 3082 - door wont open

Power led is on but water does not start to go in even after the machine is turned on. Now the door is locked with clothes inside. How do I open the door ?

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  • pw3638 Nov 17, 2008

    THANK YOU JIMSTER. I TRIED YOUR METHODS BUT COULD NOT SOLVE THE PROBLEM. SO I FORCED THE DOOR OPEN BY INSERTING A SCREWDRIVER BEHIND THE HANDLE OF THE DOOR. DOOR IS OPENED NOW BUT THE WASHER IS NOT FUNCTIONING, WATER STILL WONT START TO GO INTO THE MACHINE .

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Try to unplug the unit for five minutes, then plug back in. Try to start a load, as soon as the door locks agian, hit cancel. That will sometimes let you get back in. Im not sure if this is a top loader or front loader, but there is a way (if its a front loader) to remove the bottom front kick plate, then you have to reach up the inside to the door latch assm, on the bottom of that is a small round handle, pull it straight down, and the door will unlock. If its a top loader (i.e. Cabrio, Oasis, Etc), you can open the top only by unclipping the top from the base. You can do this by putting a putty knife in between the top and cabinet, then finding the clips, pushing them in and lfting, you can get your stuff out that way.

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