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Try getting in from the other side and then opening the trouble door. This sometimes happens when the door wasn't closed properly, or the lock was activated with the handle pulled. It happens on both of my cars, one a Honda and the other an Oldsmobile.
The door latch is probably broken. Emergency opening can be done accessing the door latch from the inside of the washer assembly.
Before attempting an emergency opening, disconnect power cord and empty water inside the machine through the filter located at the bottom front side of the machine.
After removing water connect back the machine and try opening again.
If that does not work, then the machine must be disassembled. Most models have an emergency cable located on the inside of the door latch. Pulling the cable will release the latch. The inside of the door latch is reached either from filter housing or from top of the machine. Either the filter (usually held by screws) or the top panel must be removed to access the inside of the lock mechanism. Power must be kept off while doing maintenance. Due to the safety issues involved the door latch emergency opening and repair must be done by a trained technician.
the drivers door on your 2004 Mazda 6 does not open from the inside
or the outside then chances are the lock/latch assembly is jammed or
you might need to replace it. In order to get the door open the
inside door trim will most likely need to be at least partially
removed to access the inner workings of the door. This is no easy
task as the panel is designed to be removed with the door open. If
care and patience are used this can generally be done without major
damage to the inside door trim panel.
Thanks for using FixYa. Error “dlf” or f dl means a door latch failure. This means that you’ll need to replace the door latch assembly however before doing that you can leave the washer unplugged for 30minutes so that it resets itself. In the meantime when it’s unplugged just inspect the door latch wiring to ensure all the connector plugs are intact and not loose or broken. You can access the door latch wiring harness by removing the top panel of the washer. To remove the top panel just remove the three screws that hold the panel in place in the rear of the washer. With the screws removed, the panel will slide back, and then lift off. Locate the door latch assembly behind the front panel on the right hand side. Trace all the connectors from the door latch to the Central Control Unit (CCU) and make sure they are properly seated at both ends. If after doing this still the issue is not resolved then unfortunately you have to get the door latch replaced. Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or else revert for further assistance.
Lower the tailgate and remove the tailgate access cover.
Disconnect the control rods.
Detach the retaining nuts and remove the handle and lock cylinder assembly from the tailgate.
... Door trim panels
Disconnect the cable(s) from the negative battery terminal(s).
On manual window equipped models, pull the window crank cover aside, remove the screw and detach the handle.
On the front door of power window equipped models Pry up on the retaining clip at the front edge of the armrest and lift the armrest switch control plate out and disconnect the electrical connections,then remove the retaining bolt from the opening.
Use a small screwdriver to pry off the courtesy light cover for access to the trim panel retaining bolt.
Carefully pry off the mirror trim panel from above the front edge of the door panel.
Once all of the bolts are removed, remove the trim panel by gently pullingit up and out .Detach the courtesy light bulb housing from the panel.
For access to the inner door components, remove the speaker (if it would interfere with watershield removal) and the screws from the trim piece at the lower trailing corner of the door, then carefully peel the watershield from the door.
Remove the screws securing the latch.
Working through the large access hole, position the latch as necessary to disconnect the electrical connector and disengage the outside door handle and outside lock cylinder to latch rods and the inside handle-to-Iatch cable.
Detach the locking rods by unsnapping The remaining outside handle retaining nut can be reached through the access hole in the door frame and the upper striker the portionof the plastic clip engaging the connecting rod, then pulling the rod out of its locating hole.
Position the latch as necessary to disengage the door lock actuator hook. Detach the cable cover and disconnect the cable from the latch. Remove the latch assembly from the door.
Requires removing inside panel to gain access to latching mechanism. Most likely a part has broken. Make sure window is raised. Examine all four sides of inner door panel. Look for screws and or screw caps. Remove all screws including door handle, power window and remote mirror controls. Gently pry bottom edge of panel away from door while feeling for resistance (be certain all screws are removed). When inner panel is released, raise panel up and remove. Inspect outer door and inner door latch to determine malfunction (working both controls one at a time). Replace defective parts from dealer or junk yard. Reinstall is reverse.