When I shut the door and start the wash, the door locked light comes on, and then less than 10 minutes after the wash cycle starts water starts to trickle out of the door and then it just pops open spilling water and clothes everywhere. I've had this washer for at least 3 or 4 years with no problems. I've never even had the mold problem most people have complained about.
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Re: washer door pops open during wash cycle
Start the washer in a cycle. When the door locked light comes on, before unit gets to full of water, see if you can pull door open. If so, you probably have a broken latch. The wax motor is activating the switch, but latch is not actually closing. There was a door latch upgrade for some of these models.
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Randall, the high speed spin failure can be caused by a number of issues. I would suggest starting the machine without any clothes in it. Once it has filled, make sure the door lock light is on and that the door is, in fact, locked. If the light is not on, or if the door is not actually locked, either the door lock assembly or the control panel is at fault.
If the light is on and the door is locked, stop the wash cycle and start a drain and spin cycle to see if all of the water is pumped out of the drum. All water should be pumped out within 10-15 seconds. If excess water is in the drum, the high speed spin will not start.
IF you take the panel off the is below the door, there is a drain plug and you should take it out. YOU will get lots of WATER. Be ready. Clean this out and try again. The issue is most likely the water solenoid valve is bad or the board that controls it is bad. You can also find the tech sheet when you look for the drain. It has all the tests that you can run.
Make sure the door is completely closed and latched. On models with a
dual-digit display, the control displays "- -" during a cycle if it
believes the door is not latched. Check for obstructions (spoons, etc),
interfering with the door operation. A lower dish rack that is installed
backward will also cause incomplete door closure.Is there power to the dishwasher Check your household electrical box to see if a fuse has blown or if
the circuit breaker has tripped. If the unit has a plug-in power cord,
make sure it is plugged in.Does your dishwasher have a rotary timer knob? (Some Models)The cycle selection must match the position of the timer knob. Turn
the timer knob to the beginning of the preferred cycle. The timer knob
should click when you reach the start of the cycle.Is the control lock option activated?Press and hold the Heated Dry option (button with lock icon)
for three to five seconds and the light should turn off. Instructions
are also placed on the label on top of the inner door to unlock the
controls.Is the delay start option activated?To cancel the delay and cycle, press Cancel/Drain.Has the motor stopped for less than 10 minutes?
The motor may have stopped due to an overload. If this is the case,
the motor will automatically reset itself within 5-10 minutes.Is the Start/Resume indicator flashing?Opening the door or interrupting the power can stop the cycle. Close
the door and press Start/Resume. If the Start/Resume indicator flashes
three times when you press Start/Resume, the dishwasher is waiting for
you to open the door after the last cycle. Open and close the door, and
then press Start/Resume.On models where the controls are on top of the door be sure to close
the door within 3 seconds of pressing the Start/Resume to start or
resume the dishwasher cycle.Is the water shutoff valve (if installed) turned on?Make sure that the water shutoff valve is turned on
Sounds like the door micro switch is out. You can check this by opening the door & pressing in switch lever with your finger should feel a clicking almost like popping a knuckle on your finger no clicking switch is bad. If switch is bad you will need to have it replaced. You could bypass switch but with all electrical parts it could be dangerous if you do not know what your doing. Switch $2.00 to $13.00 Labor is where they get you.
Doesn't your unit have a lock light in addition to an on light? On mine when you start the machine a red light comes on, then after a minute or two the lock light above it comes on. Once the lock light lights, the machine shouldn't stop. If only the initial light comes on, the door isn't locking. As a result, as the drum moves the clothes and they push against the unlocked door, it turns the machine off. You might need to check/tighten the door latch. Also check the door wax motor/door lock assembly.
Does the door lock? Usually when you close the door it locks and allows the water to fill, then it starts the wash cycle. If when you close the door it does not fill, then it could be the door interlock which is at fault. Tom.