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My LG washing machine top is locked and the washer is broken, is there an emergency release button to open the door?

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You have to lift the ENTIRE top just enough to look on the right side towards the middle and there is a little red piece you pull to release it. There is a youtube video out there showing it but I can't remember where I saw it. I hope that helps!

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In my case this problem was caused by a broken handle in the door assembly. I agree with dovi that you can release the catch from inside the machine if you remove the soap dispenser unit. You can then remove the door and disassemble it to see if the plastic trigger is broken.

If the door handle is broken you cannot exert any force on the metal catch - you think you are triggering the mechanism but you are not.

Posted on Nov 17, 2007

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We have a WM-1480FHD, with the door stuck shut. It appears the door release mechanism in the actual door has broken, so when you pull the lver part, the catch is not released. You need to get a very flat knife,insert between the door and the front of the machine, right in the middle behind the release handle and push the hook towards the right side of the machine.Once open, you can check the release mechanism in the actual door. Ours is broken, so need to sort out how to repair/replace it next!

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Hi,

Run a shoelace between the door and the face of the washing machine, starting at the top, over the latch on the middle of the right hand side and down to the bottom.

Pull both ends of the shoelace towards the hinge on the left.

This pulls open the latch with NO DAMAGE and allows access to the screws that remove the latch mechanism. Easily ordered and installed with two screws and a plug to reattach.

LG give no support or reference to this easy procedure in their manual. SHAME!

Posted on Jan 21, 2010

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I have this exact problem!!! Did anyone ever figure it out??!! HELP!!

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The door latch is probably broken. Emergency opening can be done accessing the door latch from the inside of the washer assembly.

Before attempting an emergency opening, disconnect power cord and empty water inside the machine through the filter located at the bottom front side of the machine.

After removing water connect back the machine and try opening again.

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Maytag Neptune Front-Load Washers are equipped with emergency access cord that can be used to unlock the door when the door lock mechanism fails to unlock it after a wash load is done. The emergency access cord is located under the top cover and can be accessed through the dispenser bezel. Make sure that power to the machine is disconnected prior to servicing to avoid the risk of electric shock.

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Run a shoelace between the door and the face of the washing machine, starting at the top, over the latch on the middle of the right hand side and down to the bottom.

Pull both ends of the shoelace towards the hinge on the left.

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LG give no support or reference to this easy procedure in their manual. SHAME!

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