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Unable to open door

Hi: My machine has stopped in the middle of a wash cycle with clothes inside. The instructions don't mention a door release cord. Anybody know where it is or how to open the door? The machine is old, so I will replace it rather than repair it. I just need to get the wet washing out. Many thanks for any help.

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  • is1763 May 27, 2009

    Zanussi WDT1085

    I am new to this forum and thought I had posted in a specific category for the model. Obviously not!

    Many thanks.

  • Mike Inman May 11, 2010

    what make and model

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This advice is for Kenmore Elite and Whirlpool Duet model front loading washers. If you experience a problem where the door becomes jammed and will not unlock or open, here's an easy way to gain access inside your washer WITHOUT calling the repairman.

1. Remove the lower panel under the door by loosening the three screws under the bottom edge on the front of the washer. HINT: If you prop up the front feet of the washer with some small blocks of wood, this will make access to the screws much easier.
2. With the screws removed, the lower panel should drop down then come off. If the panel sticks, a light tap on either side will knock it loose.
3. Reach your hand up inside the washer behind the front casing on the right-hand side. This is where the door latch assembly is located.
4. At the bottom of the door latch assembly is a small pull tab. This is the manual release for the door. Pull the tab straight down and the door will come open.

Sometimes these doors will not unlock for whatever reason. If there are no error codes being generated, this could have just been a momentary glitch. If you see "Fdl" or "Fdu" error codes, these are usually indications of a failed door latch assembly and will require replacement.


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