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Door popped open and now is locked and will not unlock

The door popped open during the spin cycle and now I can not close and lock door.

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  • illini3000 May 18, 2009

    The door will not unlock, cycle ended. I put it on drain cycle and I get an intermittent buzz. Then a code flashes 6L then F. Whirlpool Duet Washer.

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Sometimes unplugging it for a few minutes will cause it to reset itself. Also, if that doesn't work, when the power is back on, try pressing and holding the power switch for about 30 seconds.

Posted on May 12, 2009

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2. Inser Your key in ignition, don not turn, remove key
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6. Using the same lock/unlock button ON THE DRIVERS DOOR, again slowly press lock-unlock in 5 cycles
7. With the door open insert your key into the ignition, turn to 'on' position (DON'T START), wait 5 seconds. Turn off and remove key.
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10. Close the door.
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Remote Programming Instructions

1. Driver's door OPEN and unlocked, all other doors closed and locked.

2. Insert YOUR key in ignition, DO NOT TURN, remove key.

3. Using the MANUAL lock/unlock button ON THE DRIVERS DOOR, slowly press lock and unlock 5 times (count the lock 5 times and unlock 5 times).

4. Shut door.

5. Open door.

6. Using the lock/unlock button ON THE DRIVERS DOOR, slowly press lock and unlock 5 times (count the lock 5 times and unlock 5 times).

7. With the door open insert your key into the ignition, turn to on position (DON'T START), wait 5 seconds. Turn off and remove key.

8. Locks should cycle once (Car will lock and then unlock once). If they don't cycle or they cycle more than once, do steps 1-7 over.

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