I was washing a load of clothes. It paused with 30mins. left. I opened the door and water rushed out every where. I shut the door back and could not get the washer to do anything. I tried unplugging it. Now it says door locked, but will not do anything. I can't open the door or get the washing machine to turn on or anything. Do you have any suggestions?
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Not sure if you mean when it is fully off or operating, but if you mean that once it is operating the door won't open, then the following applies...
Once a front loader wash cycle starts, the door on a front loader is physically (electronically) locked until the full cycle ends after spin dry. This is to prevent anyone opening the door and letting all the water out in the middle of the wash cycle, which a lot of people try to do to put in more clothing etc.
You're start/pause button should pause the cycle, cancell should completely cancell. After pressing the Start/Pause within a cycle, the door lock may require time to unlock as indicated by the lock light on the panel.
smelly front loader???all front loader tend to leave a little water left over in the inner tub after every load,always leave washer door a crack open to reduce smell/mold on seal,to get rid of smell simply run a normal cycle,no clothes,with a dose of bleach or better yet AFFRESH,made by whirlpool,a bleach tablet with fragerance,sanitze and smells good!!answer,,,AFFRESH
Yes that is how that style washer works since its very possible if opening the door when water is in the tub that it would spill out when opening the door when water in the tub..all front loaders work ina similar manner where when water is in the tub the door wont unlock
I would check to make sure the connectors to that door lock are all connected. If they are it's probably the lock/switch mechanism itself. Wow I just checked and they are about $120. The p/n is wh10x10006 You can google around for the best price. Good luck!
It is best to finalise what clothes you want to wash, regarding front loaders. Or if you stop the machine, you have to wait for a couple of minutes for the door mechanism to release the lock, before u try the door. At times the door won't open for there is water in there; & if you force the door you'll damage the door assembly. So a lot of caution here!
It sound like a lid switch issue.
If the lid switch is defective, your washer can't spin and may not function at all. The switch is inside the washing machine main housing near the door frame. Often you have to raise or open the top or front of the washer to get to the switch.
Look that the switch is not broken or loose.
If all is fine, you should replace the switch.