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Washer door won't open

The door is locked, we can't get it open. help!!

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Take the lid off oand put your hand down to were the handle is and push the hookin the door lock left or right and it should open ,if not force the thing open if your in a hurry

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SOURCE: the door is locked and

unplug it,remove the bottom panel,stick your hand up where the door lock assy. is and on the bottom of the door lock assy. there is a plastic wire that releases the door manually,grab it and pull down and the door will release.

Posted on Jul 10, 2011

SOURCE: please help , tell me why door is locked, on h 2 kenmore washer,

THANK YOU,
still nothing,

red doorlock light on, wont do anything,

I have to unplug so it will shut off,

when I plug in and hit start, red light stays on again,

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SOURCE: My washer did fill, but

Hi tragz,

If it can't drain, it won't spin. There may be something preventing the pump from draining in the Pump filter. You will need to clean it.

Please follow my below Tip on how to do it:

ACCESS, DRAIN & CLEAN THE DRAIN PUMP FILTER

Kind Regards d")

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