Question about Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer
I have a Kenmore HE3 that needs the CCU board replaced. In the mean time, while tinkering with it, I caused the seemingly spring loaded white plastic lock latch, on the inside of the lock, to become stuck with door open. The part has sprung into the locked position, and now is blocking the door, so it can not lock at all.
I have manually pulled the switch underneath, and it has no result. Any suggestions? Thank is advance!! :)
I just had the same problem.I was able to fix it by removing the door lock as if you were going to replace it.
Look closely at the assembly you will see a series of clips that hold the 2 halves together . I opened them and separated the 2 halves you will have a long skinny spring release from the end with the door switch. save it you can put it back in when you put it back together. once you have it apart you will see where the locking mechanism has flipped and will not return under the stainless pin . use a pair of pliers to slide the pin out then pull back on the white manual slider and push down on the heavy duty spring mechanism. while it is pushed down you should be able to swing the door latch back into its correct position then reassembly in reverse order making sure you have the spring back in the switch and the solenoid (Brass part) engaged in the white slider. take it slow and take a few minutes to examine it when you open it and it will be self explanatory where everything goes. good luck
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