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Kenmore het2 washer. Door locks but wont start cycle. then shuts down after a few minutes. Already replaced door lock and sensor. What next?

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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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I have a kenmore he2t washer that will not start. Door locks, buzzes for a minute then shuts off. No error codes. What could the problem be?


the door interlock is basicaly a heated switch
it locks then hold it locked

but there is a sensor to check its closed in the first place

i think the interlock sensor isnt right
replace the door interlock is the first step

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WHIRLPOOL-SPORT-MAYTAG-EPICZ-KENMORE-HE2-Door-Lock-W10253483-46197023640-8540772-/141476775106?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item20f0ac44c2

here is one i found on ebay
its not cheep so shop around a bit now you know a few equivelant types .,.. and models

Dec 07, 2014 | Kenmore HE2t 3.7 cu. ft. Front Load Washer

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The door wont open . I have tried to put it on for a cycle and you can here the the water for around 5 seconds then it stops and does nothing.


Check and make sure your pump or filter is not clogged, then next I would suspect you have a faulty door lock mechanism
More common issues with the door lock.
Is water hooked up to the washer?

The door will remained locked while draining water. If during installation the washer was plugged in and turned on without water hoses attached, the washer may attempt to drain for 8 minutes before the door unlocks. Let the washer run until the door unlocks. Do not turn off the washer or unplug the washer.
Does water remain in the washer after the final spin?

If water remains in the washer after the final spin, then the door will not unlock. Select Drain/Spin or Spin Only to remove any remaining water from the washer. The door should unlock at the end of the cycle. For models that have Rinse/Drain & Spin, push the Extra Rinse button to turn off the rinse to remove excess water.
Is the door locked and the Add A Garment light on?

If the Add A Garment light is on, then the washer door will unlock after the Pause/Cancel button is pressed once. Pressing the Start button will restart the washer at the same point where it left off in the cycle.
Is the door locked and the Add A Garment light off?

If the Add A Garment light is off, then the washer door will unlock after the Pause/Cancel button is pressed twice. The door will not immediately unlock while the cycle is running due to a possible high-water level in the washer, high-water temperature, tumbling or spinning. It may take up to five minutes for the washer to stop spinning and draining before the door will unlock. You will hear the door click when it unlocks.
Trying to gain access into a locked door can be a bit frustrating. Upon researching your question I found some links that may help you unlock your washer door. I attached all links below. I hope this helps!
http://www.managemylife.com/mmh/questions/204092-how-do-i-get-the-door-open-on-my-kenmore-washer

http://www.managemylife.com/mmh/questions/220303-does-front-loader-door-open http://www.managemylife.com/mmh/questions/134692-why-wont-the-door-open-on-my-kenmore-frontloading-washer

Jun 10, 2011 | Washing Machines

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Kenmore front load washer shows door not locked but the door is locked and will not unlock. it will not start either.


Try pressing 'end of cycle' for 3 seconds. You hear a click? Then wait for 2 minutes before trying the door, do not force door. No luck? Plug off the mains. Tilt machine backwards to unscrew 3 screws below the front panel, the kick panel. Slide the panel downwards & out.

Put your hand up towards the lock portion (inside the machine that is), you will feel a tear shaped thing, pull this thing a quarter of an inch down, the door will click open. Check to see that all wires are connected well.

Next try some WD40 on the door mechanism on machine, not on door, & try the door open/close a few times. Would be nice to know what happened............free service remember.(!)

Mar 09, 2009 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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Door locked, start pause light flashing


I also have the same problem. I have got it to work by unplugging for a day and night. When I plug it in the next day it works like new for a couple days and then back to the same old "door locked" problem when the door isn't locked........BIG HEADACHE!!!!

Jun 11, 2008 | GE WSXH208A Front Load Washer

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Kenmore Front Load Washer 417.44152400 lights up, no activity


Find the button on your panel with a 'key' symbol. Press & hold this down till the lock light goes off. Or

Hold down the 'options' & 'select' buttons together till the lock light goes off. Or
Press and hold down "end of cycle"
Pl. rate & tell me what did it - it is important.

May 23, 2008 | Kenmore 44102 Front Load Washer

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Kenmore front loading washer/NOT SPINNING in cyle


replace your door lock switch it will run fine till you git to final spin then stops if i not missing the point the model no. will start with a 417 even door locks the switch is bad

Feb 24, 2008 | Washing Machines

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Kenmore Elite HE4t Washer - "Control Locked"


Press and hold 'dry' & 'spin', shd unlock OR
Try holding the "end of cycle" button down for 5 or 6 seconds. You must hv done it accidently, it is the child lock device. Pl. rate if helped.

Dec 29, 2007 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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