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My washer (Kenmore elite) doesn't open and I have laundry inside it. Can someone help me?

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  • Anonymous Nov 26, 2007

    my washer won't open and the drain and spin won't spin.

  • moonbeam3113 Jan 06, 2008

    I have a load of laundry in my washer-right before the end of its cycle it started a Fdl error, I tryed the drain and rinse but it still says fdl and it will not let me open the door.

  • doundaw Jan 25, 2008

    I have been having similar problem when I try to use the delay cycle within minutes the machine beeps and flashes F70 then will beep again and the machine shuts itself off with door remaining in lock position. When I restart the machine it runs for a few minutes and shuts itself off. Its the HE5t but last years model we bought the display and only received it approx. 2 weeks.

  • joellenNC Jan 24, 2009

    I have loaded my laundry and tried to run the load but I get the FDL code, I hear the 6 click when the washing machine tries to lock, actually that is when the FDL code appears. The machine thinks it can't lock; but actually it is. I have taken the bottom panel off and manually unlocked the machine. That has not helped the problem. Any ideas what I have to replace and how to get at it??? I REALLY NEED TO GET THIS FIXED. Thanks everyone.



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I am having the same problem.. Was wondering if you have found a solution, If you did can you please pass it along?



Posted on Jan 07, 2008


The instruction manual suggests running the "drain & spin" cycle, because there is most likely water left in the machine.

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