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Kenmore Elite HE4t Washer Control lock lit, door locked

Kenmore Elite Smartwash QuietPak 9 HE4t

washer door locked with approx 12 minutes left. nothings working and the door is locked with wet clothes inside. Is there a way to unlock the door? Can the door be opened manually? And fix this problem from recurring? Is it a control board? HELP!

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  • howegirl Mar 11, 2009

    My washer also keeps stopping in mid-cycle, giving me errors of F11 and DL. Door locks and won't open. Have to keep unplugging machine for long periods of time to get it to reset. Wet clothes remain trapped in machine also. VERY ANNOYING! Is this a bad electrical board or something?

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    sarahsletter Jun 10, 2013

    i have the same problem!! Help?

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    kenmore elite control lock

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    door locks washer won't run

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    I can't find a manual release tab on the inside of the door assembly

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    how to fix error code f61 on a Kenmore elite he3t washer, run reset test and that failed only thing that worked during test was door lock worked no other functions worked during test

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121 MINUTES USUALLY DRAIN CYCLE PLZ REMOVE 3 BOTTOM PANEL SCREWS 7 MM SCREWS, TO OPEN DOOR SLIDE RIGHT HAND TOWARDS DOOR LOCK ,THERE WILL BE A SMALL LEVER TOO PULL DOWN ,NOW ITS OPEN,,, SINCE U HAVE BOTTOM PANEL OFF PUMP IS RIGHT IN FRONT REMOVE PLASTIC HOUSING CLOCKWISE ,,,REMEMEBER HOLD 3 GALLONS OF WATER STILL ,HAVE BUCKET READY ,NOW CLEAN OUT PUMP AND DEBRIS ,, CLOSE IT UP SHOULD BE FINE NO MORE PROBLEMS ,,,,,

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    We have Kenmore elite he3t

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