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Whirlpool Duet 9200 Washer door lock issue

Maybe someone can help me.  I just received a new Duet wfw9200sq washer and would like to know if this is normal.  I start the machine, (normal cycle) and the door locks (light comes on).  Water comes into machine for about 3 seconds and stops.  The door unlocks (light goes out) and the about 3 seconds later the door locks again (light goes on).  Machine then washes normally and seems fine.
Does anyone know if this is normal?  My neighbor has a similar machine and does the same thing, however the company says that its not normal. Any advice before I return the machine for a new one would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you.

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  • lbarreca Dec 04, 2008

    Thanks aborcass....as long as its normal, thats fine.  Although the sleeping child thing is a bit odd, didnt think little ones liked sleeping in washing machines...thanks for the reply.

  • Anonymous Apr 13, 2009

    I just purchased a Whirlpool Duet 8400 Washer and I have the same situation. I press Start and the door locks and the add garmnet light comes on then within a few seconds door unlocks and then locks again and wash light comes on and add garment light stays on for awhile before going off (the book says 7 minutes but it isn't always that long) Anyway I was also wondering if that initial lock, unlock, lock sequence is normal? I don't see the point of the unlock after the initial lock? Boy wash cycles are sure long with a front load washing machine.

  • prem mathew May 11, 2010

    Could even be cats or dogs............

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No thiis is normal operation, it is considered a child safety feature. in case a sleeping child should happen to be in machine, the short 2 sec blast of cold water will wake them and give them a chance to exit before the machine starts washing.. all whirlpool frontloaders do this, thats how it waas explained to us at factory training.

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