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Door lock Washer door is locked shut and will not open at end of cycle or any other time.

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Try unplugging the machine for 15 minutes to try and reset the computer. This sounds like the door lock mechanism is failed and will need to be replaced. So if reseting the system does not do any good, then you will need to get the part either at your local appliance shop or online at repairclinic.com they both will have instructions on how to replace this failed part

Posted on May 22, 2009

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Door will not open at end of cycle


Possible that the safety link to the end cycle is not released. So check from the bottom to see the lock settings and check if the release link is stuck or the lock by itself is jammed.
Use a good degreasing spray like WD40 to remove any jamming in the door.Once released use the spray to wash off all dirt or foreign material from the lock setttings. The open and shut a number of times to clear the lock movement.

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Make sure you are allowing the washer to completely finish its cycle before opening the door. It is normal for the door to lock at the end of a cycle. The locking mechanism keeps owners from opening the door before all of the water has been drained. If the door on the washer is locked, select the "Drain" or "Spin" options on the front-load washer. This will completely drain the water from the system and unlock the door, allowing you to open it.
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Make sure you are allowing the washer to completely finish its cycle before opening the door. It is normal for the door to lock at the end of a cycle. The locking mechanism keeps owners from opening the door before all of the water has been drained. If the door on the washer is locked, select the "Drain" or "Spin" options on the front-load washer. This will completely drain the water from the system and unlock the door, allowing you to open it.


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Make sure you are allowing the washer to completely finish its cycle before opening the door. It is normal for the door to lock at the end of a cycle. The locking mechanism keeps owners from opening the door before all of the water has been drained. If the door on the washer is locked, select the "Drain" or "Spin" options on the front-load washer. This will completely drain the water from the system and unlock the door, allowing you to open it.

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Im having trouble with my maytag neptune tl washer it wont finish the spin cycle


Please see the following Whirlpool / Maytag service manual for Neptune washers.
https://secured.whirlpool.com/Service/SrvTechAdm.nsf/2cd44500d572193285256a45004fd9d6/dc59d905140253e18525729c005765f4/$FILE/Maytag_Neptune_Washer.pdf

On page 3-1 the manual explains that if the washer shuts off during the spin cycle, the problem points to a weak spring in the door lock mechanism.

"Shuts OFF In The Middle Of The Spin Cycle:
During the spin cycle, the machine control
monitors the door lock mechanism to ensure
the door is locked. This is done through the
door lock enable switch. During "lock mode,"
the shaft of the door lock mechanism is
pressed forward by the door lock wax motor,
and the shaft presses in the button of the door
lock enable switch. If the machine control
board sees the switch OPEN during the spin
cycle, the machine control board will automatically
shut the washer OFF. This is caused
by a weak spring in the door lock wax motor.
Replace the complete door lock mechanism.



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HE front loader washer door opened during cycle and will not shut


the latch broke within( the hook inwhich actually hold doorshut) , youll need a new latch assy.

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Washer door won't open (hotpoint first editon 800)


I have just had exactly the same problem. 10 seconds of washing, fuse blew, replaced it, cycle completed but now the door lock is stuck on. Like you I tried a new cycle but this has done nothing. In the end (and I'm not suggesting that this a remedy to the problem) I unplugged the machine - pulled the door handle til a gap appeared at the top of the door and forced it open by working a pair of scissors in to the gap and pulling. Of course as soon as I shut the door again and turned on the power the lock light came straight back on the and the door was locked tight. Sorry but this is the best I have come up with short of calling some one out.

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Control lock is on but door opens it finished the cycle but the control lock wont shut off can you help thanks


Try some WD40 spray on the door
lock; on machine, not on door. And open & close for a few times with the power off.

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