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Washer door will not open

I have the same problem as the one described below by Artweavaly. As suggested by catriver's response (second paragraph below), I went into test mode and did a self diag. After a short tumble, the humming sound came back and the SC code appeared in the display. The sound goes down in intensity with time and eventually goes away. I got a weak burning smell, pressed the spin speed button and got to PA. The door is still locked. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Ivanuyo. The washer was halfway through the wash cycle, and stopped; possibly overloaded. I can change the controls to any load or configuration I wish, but the washer just makes a quiet humming sound and does not progress (the timer doesn't count down). The "locked" indicator will not shut off (or let me into the washer), regardless of what I do: change cycles, shut off the machine, or unplug it. Best Solutionposted on Oct 02, 2006 By catriver Rank: Guru Rating: 88.43%, 235 votes Art, it's possible something is jammed in the pump causing your problem. See if you can put it into a service mode. Power off and on and press chime and xtra rinse together for 3 seconds. Now to do a quick service cycle press temp and soil level together. The washer should take off and do a self diag. It will run the water valves, tumble, dispenser, drain and high spin if you entered it right. If everything passes you will get a PA in the display. If not you will get the error code. You can advance through this test by pressing the spin speed button. If any error codes come up post back and we will try to get to the bottom of it. Catriver..post back.

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  • Anonymous Dec 18, 2007

    Machine stoped short of drain and spin. The door is locked with cloths inside and can't bet opened. I put it in service mode and passed.

  • dcott Dec 27, 2007

    I am having the same problem. I have a repair person coming in a few days, but the door will not unlock, it will not drain or go into spin cycle. I would like to get the clothing out . I have run all of the test that were in the technical manual, but I am not having any luck.

    thanks for any advice before the clothes turn moldy

  • dconrod1 May 01, 2009

    my amana was working and then ....it stops half way through a cycle and now the door is locked and my cloths are going to go nasty soon. The code is nd....not draining...but i cant get this darn thing to do a thing.....will the service mode work on an amana machine as well

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My code is ND, I can not find it in the online manuel. help wilandlisa@aol.com

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  • lisa rudolph Apr 29, 2007

    I ran the diagnostic, now it says SC what does than mean? help! the door is locked!! thanks

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My Neptune is doing the same thing. Could you help me if I tell you what the error code is?

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Iv, did you check the pump to see if it's jammed? The SC indicates there is a failure in the washer. While you are in the service mode, press the rinse and spin button while rotating the cyle select knob one click. A d should show in the display. Rotating the knob again will show the latest error code. When you get the code post back or e-mail me at stp43ron@yahoo.com and I will try to get to the bottom of it...Catriver.

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  • bullriderrr Dec 16, 2011

    I've got all the same issues, ran the test and it came up PA but my washer will not drain. In the cycle where it should be draining it buzzes softly. I'm sure the pump is either bad or Jammed but how can I figure out which? My email is Bullriderrr@yahoo.com
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