Re: Whirlpool Fron Load washer. Can not unlock door.
There is a manual way to unlock door. I copyed this from the tech sheet.
Manually Unlocking the
Door Lock System
1. Unplug the power cord from
2. Remove the lower kick panel.
3. Reach up along the inside of
the front and locate the bottom
of the door switch/lock unit.
4. Located on the bottom of the
door switch/lock unit is a
tear-drop shaped tab.
5. Gently pull the tab down about
a ¼” or until a click is heard.
6. The door may be opened.
Also there is a test procedure you can run to check the door lock actuator.
The washer must be empty and
the control must be in the OFF
state before pressing the
touchpad sequence to start the
Starting the Test Mode
Close the door.
Push CONTROL/ON (if present on
Select the DRAIN/SPIN cycle.
Select NO SPIN by pressing the
SPIN SPEED touchpad.
Push PREWASH OPTION four
times within five seconds. (If
PREWASH OPTION is not present
on this model, press RINSE HOLD
four times within five seconds.)
C:00 will light up on the display.
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1 close washer door and dispenser drawer
2 select Clean washer cycle
3 Press start/ pause
The basket will rotate,then the door will unlock,lock again,then the cycle will continue
Water should come in and run a short sensing cycle about 3 minutes
4 This will determine item in the washer
a if no items are detected it will move to step 5
b if item are detected wash any control lock light will stay on door will unlock open and remove any garments
If b pessnpower to cancel f code then repeat 1,2,3
Once cycle begins allow it to finish
5 after cycle is complete leave the door a jar to allow for venting and drying of interior
Only use HE high efficiency detergent
Wait at least three minutes after the end of the cycle before attempting to unlock your Whirlpool washer. The door will not unlock until the motor speed equals 0 and 180 seconds have elapsed since the motor control unit received the "Stop" command. If the water in the washer is warmer than 122 degrees Fahrenheit or the water level is set higher than Wool, Delicate or Hand Wash, the washer must drain before the door latch will unlock 2 Hold down the "Control Lock" button on your Whirlpool washer for three seconds at the end of the washing cycle. Listen, and when you hear the unlatching sound, the door should open.3 If your Whirlpool washer did not unlock at the end of Step 1, press and hold the "End of Cycle" button for five seconds to manually reset your washing machine.4 Unplug your Whirlpool washer and leave it unplugged for 45 minutes. After 45 minutes, plug your washer back in. The washer's programming should be reset and the door should open.5 Manually unlock the door of your Whirlpool washing machine. Make sure to unplug the appliance before completing the manual unlock. Use a screwdriver to remove the metal strip, called the toe panel, at the bottom of the washing machine. Once you've removed the toe panel, reach up inside the front panel of the washer and feel around for the door latch. Locate the tear-drop shaped tab at the bottom of the door latch and pull it gently. When you hear a click, the door should open.
On that type of washer the door lock is wired in series with the water level switch and if water remains in tub the door lock will not power up and unlock..what you can try is (if havent already done so) is select the drain/spin only cycle and when the water has drained the door should unlock
Hello there and thank you for chosing fixya Here is a few things to check before you do a manual opening of the door You may have already done these steps but please try this again in this order ok?
Check to see if the "Add a
Garment" light is lit on the Duet's display. The light will only be on
during the first eight minutes of a washer cycle, when the function is
usable. Press the "Pause/Cancel" button once to pause the washing cycle and unlock the door.Press the Press the "Pause/Cancel" button twice to cancel the wash cycle if the
"Add a Garment" light is not illuminated. THIS IS A BIGGIE HERE (Wait for the water to drain.
The door unlocks once enough water has drained to enable you to safely
open the washer door NOW IF THESE STILL DO NOT WORK THEN HERE IS HOW TO MANUALLY OPEN THE DOOR UNPLUG THE MACHINE Remove the three screws securing the lower toe panel to the washing
machine. The lower toe panel is the small rectangular panel underneath
the washer's front door. Pull the panel off the washer once the three
screws are removed.Reach up into the front panel of the washer. Feel for the teardrop-shaped tab in the washer's door latch assembly.Pull down on the tab until you hear a click. The click is the sound of the door unlocking.