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Lock won't release on washer

Please help. This brand new stacked washer/dryer was used for the first time. After the wash cycle, we waited the required 2-3 minutes for the lid to unlock, and one side never has. Is there a way to manually release the lock...or any other way to get our laundrey out? Thanks so much, Yvonne

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i am a recently retired appliance engineer of 20 years, if the fault is not right after he has called then write to the manager of the company, if he is sole operator then write to him, explaining it like you said above, ask that the engineer stay and watch till the very end of the cycle as thats where the fault is, if he has already worked on the machine fetch them back? alternatively just ask a different engineer who knows what he is on about, to me this sounds like a circuit board problem either the timer or main pcb module, i presume this is a computer control washer with a digital display, hope this has helped you at least as to where to start, thank you.

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This is usually caused by the door switch. These are fairly inexpensive and very easy to replace. First unplug your machine. To check you will need to remove the wire ring that holds the front door seal to the front panel. To do this go to the six o’clock position and you will see the spring of the wire clamp, grab this with a pair of needle nose pliers. Grab it right where it connects to the wire part of the clamp and pull it parallel to the front panel. This will stretch the spring so it can be pulled over the flange. Next carefully peal the door seal off of the flange. You do this with a sort of rolling motion towards the opening in the door. Next remove the screws that hold the door switch in place. Make sure you have one hand supporting the switch assembly while removing the screws. Now pull the whole assembly out the opening. Mark wires if you need to and then remove the wires. Now connect your ohmmeter to the 2 wire on the bottom you should have a reading of 1500 ohms no less than 1400ohms. If it is below the 1400 or more than 1700 replace the switch. To reassemble reverse the order of disassembly. Making sure the little arrow on the door seal lines uo with the mark on the front panel. The spring can be a little trick to get back on but grab in same position as removal and use the other hand to push it over and around the seal. Here is a tutorial to walk you thru . If it is within this range the main control board is at fault. Not inexpensive. You can enter your model # at to view diagrams and illustrations of your specific model. All parts come with installation instructions. Not all models are available.

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Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,

This does not sound unusual to me! Many models do not operate the unlocking until a bit of time has passed. It could be that the original set-up did not work correctly, confirmed by the fact that different but new switches do the same;-0)
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