Question about Kenmore Oasis HE 27082 Top Load Washer
You can try this if you feel handy enough to take stuff apart:
unplug the power cord from the wall.
remove the top control panel (there are three screws that you can access from the top) and move it aside. no need to electrically disconnect it.
remove connector P12 from the grey control board (its the one on the lower right side just under where the top control panel electrically connects). it will have a grey jacket on it and will have a tab you have to press to take it out.
reconnect it securly back into P12.
reattach the top control panel.
plug in the power cord.
press the power button to see if it unlocks.
if its dead, then the above may not work, but worth a shot.
Posted on Jan 28, 2009
If it is electronically controlled, you probably need a new electronic control or a new door latch. If it is under a year old it should still be under warranty.
Posted on Jan 20, 2009
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Dec 02, 2014 | Frigidaire Washing Machines
I had the same problem. The lid lock assembly is broken.
If you are under warranty get it replaced. If not remove the top of the washer
and take out the switch assembly. The 4 wires going in are Yellow, Red, White,
and Blue. If you short the white and blue together, the washer thinks the lid
is closed. If you short the red white and blue together the washer thinks the
lid is closed and locked. The yellow is only there to activate the
Disconnecting the switch assembly will not work.
The electromagnet locks the lid and it also unlocks the lid. It is not a matter of cutting the power to the magnet.
Installing 2 switches that connect the red white and blue is the best option if you want to remove the lock.
The first switch should connect the white and blue. (LID CLOSED)
The second should connect the red to the white/blue connection. (LID LOCKED)
After that the lid should work.
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