Question about Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

1 Answer

Door won't open

My front loader door won't open.....have tryed unplugging it.....have clothes in there now x 2 days....icky!

Posted by on

  • futbolgirl Dec 16, 2008

    It WAS the answer!!! Thank-you VERY much!!!!

  • Anonymous Apr 04, 2009

    front door is locked tried everything won't open

×

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 85 Answers

Disconnect power , remove bottom panel, reach up inside where latch asm is and you can feel tab on bottom of door latch pull down and door will open drain water out of tub and check your drain pump for obstructions. be careful of water left in pump have some towels ready

Posted on Dec 14, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Samsung wf8750lsw front loader door wont open


Not sure if you mean when it is fully off or operating, but if you mean that once it is operating the door won't open, then the following applies...

Once a front loader wash cycle starts, the door on a front loader is physically (electronically) locked until the full cycle ends after spin dry. This is to prevent anyone opening the door and letting all the water out in the middle of the wash cycle, which a lot of people try to do to put in more clothing etc.

Apr 11, 2014 | Zanussi F1045W Front Load Washer

1 Answer

My whirlpool amw8121 front loader won't spin. It


There should be a door-actuated limit switch which detects that the door is closed, which is probably defective. Look for the plunger, listen for the click. It is the most likely component to fail, and is inexpensive to replace if you're handy. Be sure to have your machine unplugged during repairs.

Sep 04, 2012 | Washing Machines

1 Answer

Front loader washing machine door won't open


try unplugging the machine to reset it.

Feb 27, 2012 | Samsung Washing Machines

1 Answer

I have a front loader washer...it was in the middle of the cycle and starting beeping. The dr (door) signal is flashing. Cloths are wet and i can't get any cycle to go now. Any suggestions?


Unplug your machine.
Open the top of the machine.
Open door
Remove the door lock assembly
Check contacts of the door switch.
Replace if faulty or try to clean with electronics cleaning solvent.

Jun 23, 2010 | Frigidaire Affinity ATF6000F Front Load...

2 Answers

Door locked on compact Whirlpool front-load washer


This worked for me. I turned off the washer and hit the area on the washer directly to the right of the door handle (not hard enough to break something or cause a dent). It popped right open.

Apr 09, 2009 | Whirlpool WFC7500VW Washer

1 Answer

Whirlpool washine machine #AWM 3082 - door wont open


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.

Nov 16, 2008 | Whirlpool LHW0050PQ Front Load Washer

1 Answer

Clothes smell musty


The big door seal is probably the problem. Put on gloves and using a solution of Laundry detregent and hot water and rags, carefully wipe clean all the folds of the seal. It will be icky. Next run a cycle with some detergent and oxyclean or bleach if you have it.

Especially during warm weather, damp clothing left in a front loader mildew slightly very quickly- you can't really see much but you can smell it! So get the clothes in to the dryer immediately. You'll want to relaunder the smelly clothing after you have cleaned the washer.

Good luck to you and Thank You using FiX YA!

Aug 19, 2008 | Kenmore 43052 Front Load Washer

1 Answer

Stinky clothes


The big door seal is probably the problem. Put on gloves and using a solution of Laundry detregent and hot water and rags, carefully wipe clean all the folds of the seal. It will be icky. Next run a cycle with some detergent and oxyclean or bleach if you have it.

Especially during warm weather, damp clothing left in a front loader mildew slightly very quickly- you can't really see much but you can smell it! So get the clothes in to the dryer immediately. You'll want to relaunder the smelly clothing after you have cleaned the washer.

Good luck to you and Thank You using FiX YA!

Aug 17, 2008 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

1 Answer

Door can't be opened


Potential reasons for it: - Door Lock/Switch Assembly Failure - In this case it should be replaced. - Door Lock unit is broken or removed from the door. - Look for disconnected wires to the door Lock/Switch unit. - Door Lock/Switch unit Failure First disconnect the machine power cable from the wall socket. You should remove machine's top cover and then you will have an access to the door lock unit.

Sep 20, 2007 | Creda W120VW Front Load Washer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer Logo

Related Topics:

114 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Kenmore Washing Machines Experts

Richard Roth
Richard Roth

Level 3 Expert

9472 Answers

Jesus  Colon
Jesus Colon

Level 1 Expert

12 Answers

Fred Sops

Level 2 Expert

271 Answers

Are you a Kenmore Washing Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...