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My washer is stuck in the pause mode

my duet washer is stuck in the pause mode.  we have replace the control board and also the front panel and it is still stuck.  do you have any other suggestions????

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  • cuttinitup5 Oct 31, 2007

    the door to my washer is locked since it is in the pause mode.  what should i do?

  • cuttinitup5 Oct 31, 2007

    We will try that.  Thank you :-)

  • cuttinitup5 Oct 31, 2007

    Is there a reset code for my washer?

  • cuttinitup5 Oct 31, 2007

    The reason I think that my pause button is stuck is because when I turn the machine on, the lights blink & when I try and hit the "pause/cancel? button it shuts the machine off rather than pausing.

  • cuttinitup5 Oct 31, 2007

    Please tell me what the correct part name is for the "door switch".  I will go ahead and order it.

    Thank you :-)

  • cuttinitup5 Oct 31, 2007

    What is the correct part name to order??  The only part I can find is called the "door lock".  Would that be the right part?

    Thank you for all your help :-)

  • cuttinitup5 Oct 31, 2007

    Do you think that I should order the door strike too?

  • cuttinitup5 Oct 31, 2007

    The model no is GHW9100LW1

    The serial no is CSM4604906

    The Type no is 100-AWM075/GY

    If there are any other numbers you need, please let me know.

    THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-)

  • cuttinitup5 Nov 01, 2007

    If it is going to be hard to replace, would you mind giving us instructions???  Thank you for all your help :-)

  • cuttinitup5 Nov 02, 2007

    THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH FOR ALL YOUR HELP!!!! We wished we would have posted to you first. It would have saved us about $450-$500 for unnecessary parts! Thank you for walking us through everything. We will definately keep this site in our favorites :-)

    Have a great weekend!

    cuttinitup5 :-)



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This sounds like a broken door switch. Open the door and look on the right side of the cabinet where the door latch goes in. About 4-5 inches above that there should be a small actuator that sticks out about a quarter inch. You should be able to press it in and out easily. If you only have a hole with nothing sticking out, the actuator is broken. You can break off a round toothpick and insert it in the hole, leaving about a quarter inch sticking out and gently close the door and see if the machine starts up.
Post back and let me know what you find.

Posted on Oct 31, 2007

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    Michael Lindley Oct 31, 2007

    Remove the lower front panel from the washer and reach up to the bottom of the door latch and you will feel the latch release hanging from the bottom of the latch. Pull on it and it should unlatch the door so you can open it.

  • Michael  Lindley
    Michael Lindley Oct 31, 2007

    There is not a reset code. There is a diagnostic cycle you can run it through. I will look up the squence but I don't think it is going to help. The reason I think the door switch has failed is that nothing will work if the board doesn't sense that the door is closed, it will just blink the panel lights when you press start.

    If the washer is not in a cycle it won't pause, it will just turn off.

    If you have the lower panel off you should see the tech sheet that will give you the diagnostic checks.

  • Michael  Lindley
    Michael Lindley Oct 31, 2007

    Close the door

    Press control on

    Select drain/spin

    Select no spin by pressing the spin select button

    Push prewash button 4 times within 5 seconds  C:00 will appear in display

    If your washer doesn't have prewash button use rinse/hold button

    This puts washer into diagnostic cycle. It will actuate every component of the washer and check for failures. I don't think it is going to help with your problem since you have no codes displayed but it won't hurt to try it.

  • Michael  Lindley
    Michael Lindley Oct 31, 2007

    It is the door latch. The switch and latch are all one piece.

    Were you able to get the door open?


  • Michael  Lindley
    Michael Lindley Oct 31, 2007

    If the door strike is not broken I would not order it. I think the part number is 8182634 for the latch assembly. If you have gotten the door open so you can post the complete model number I will look it up and make sure.


  • Michael  Lindley
    Michael Lindley Nov 01, 2007

    Thanks for the numbers.

    Yes, what I called the latch is what is the doorlock in the parts diagram. The part number I gave you should be correct.

    Was the small actuator I described broken? If not we may need to do some checking, but you have already replaced the controls so there isn't much left anyway.

    Do you need to know how to replace the latch once you have it?


  • Michael  Lindley
    Michael Lindley Nov 01, 2007

    It is not hard, just a little aggrevating sometimes.

    Remove the wire clamp that holds the rubber boot to the front panel of the machine around the door hole.

    Pull the rubber boot off the right side so you can get to the latch.

    Remove the three screws that hold the latch to the cabinet.

    The latch is held in place by a plastic bracket, slide it up and out of the bracket and you can move it to the opening to remove the wire connectors.

    Install the new latch in reverse order.

    The thing to remember is to get the boot properly back into position over the lip of the opening.

    The aggrevating part is putting the wire clamp back on.

    I start it at the top and stretch it back on going down both sides at the same time. If you try to run it down one side you will pull the boot off the other side. It takes tough fingers to get it back on as it doesn't stretch easily.

    I can change a latch in about 15 minutes, but I have done several of them.

    If you need more help just post back.


  • Michael  Lindley
    Michael Lindley Nov 03, 2007

    Glad to be of help. The way the site works it is just a chance your question will be seen by an expert if it is posted on the free site. There are so many questions every day and most of us do this in our spare time. When you pay for the premium service, your question goes to a seperate list that everybody watches because we can make a few bucks. Hopefully you won't have anymore trouble, but if you do, you know where to come.




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