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Washer door pops open during wash cycle

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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