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LOCKED UP AND WONT SPIN

HOW DO i UNLOCK THE CONTROL PANEL? AND GET THE WASHER TO SPIN! EHEN I WASH, I WILL HEAR THE WATER COMMING INTO THE WASHER BUT IT WONT DO ANYTHING AFTER THAT

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  • dunnstuff Dec 31, 2008

    I have the same issue after I put in heavy rugs last night. Any suggestions? This is ridiculous.

  • rent1 Jan 02, 2009

    How do I un lock the control panal?

  • rent1 Jan 02, 2009

    This worked the pump was clogged "becareful when unscrewing the pump its full of warter

  • smatchett Jan 04, 2009

    kenmore elite front loader filled up with water....won't drain...front control panel is lite up as "locked" and will not unlock despite draining the pump, unplugging, and scooping out all the water into a bucket...what now?



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POSSIBLE PUMP PROBLEM, REMOVE 3 SCREWS 7MM FRONT BOTTOM PANEL CLEAN OUT PUMP WHITE PLASTIC ,, THATS IT CLOSE IT BACK UP ...

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