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Front load washer door won't open

Kenmore Elite front load washer (HE3) has power but the door will not open even after pushing cancel. The light panel goes off but the door will not release.

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  • blakeman_cla Jan 24, 2009

    thanks. its open now. it ran the drain and spin cycle then it began opening again.

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There is an override switch directly below the latch under the machine on most front loaders.

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