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I have an Amana front washer. Why is the front door locked and it won't start?

I was starting a load and forgot to change the settings and turned the machine off instead of pause and now the machine won't start again and the door is locked.

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Unplug for 15mins retry

Posted on Apr 27, 2015

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Try unplugging it for a few minutes

Posted on Apr 27, 2015

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SOURCE: GE Energy Star WCVH6260F Front Load Washer: door locking problem

http://www.instructables.com/id/GE-Adora-Lint-Filter-Cleanout/?download=pdf

Had the same problem, this fixed it!

Posted on Oct 31, 2008

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SOURCE: GE Front load washer WCHVH 6260F

I had the same problem.....The start/pause button would flash during a cycle and the washer would not finish the cycle. After reading on this forum that there is a filter/strainer inline with the drain, I tried this solution.
Remove the (3) screws that hold the lower front panel (Just below the door)
Once the panel is removed, you should see a white plastic strainer hooked to the washer drain.

Please a large bowl under the opening and unscrew the knob/handle, pull the filter/strainer out and clean all of the lint/trash out of this area.

My filter/strainer was clogged with a baby sock, 2 doilies, a fewe pennies, 2 dimes and lot's of lint.
I believe all of this debris was causing musty odors in the machine as the lint would stink due to dampness.

Once I cleared out this filter/strainer the problem and my odors went away
I wish GE would add this "EASY" step into the owners manual for proper care and maintenace.

Thank you for letting me know about this filter/strainer as it did resolve my problem

Posted on Jan 26, 2009

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SOURCE: Front Load washer won't start , door lock light on, not locked

needs new door interlock,( sits behind where the door catches on to) easy to fit normally, make sure you un unplug the washer before starting.

Posted on Sep 29, 2009

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SOURCE: amana front load washer door locked with door open

To get the front off. (All screws look to be #2 Phillips Screws)
1. You have to unscrew (2) phillips screws from the back that holds the top on.
2. Slide the top off. (slide towards the back)
3. Then where the control panel is there is about 4-6 screws holding that plastic piece on, take those out this will allow you to pull the control panel up and out of the way.
4. At this point you can unscrew the 4-6 screws in the door area that holds the front of the washer on, once you unscrew those screws there is a tab that you have to lift the front over to pull the front off. This will allow you access to the locking mechanism.
5. There are only 2 screws holding te locking mechanism on.

Posted on Nov 18, 2010

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SOURCE: door locked, won't turn on. won't reset

Remove the bottom panel which would give you access to the pump area if you look up along the side that the door lock is on you will see a cord with a loop on it pull this cord and the door would open. The panel must be removed in order to locate this pull cord. If you have any further questions message me back and please also remember when our chat has fully concluded to rank how this opinion has helped in your appliance situation it allows me to continue helping others in similar situations in the future Thanks Rick
p.s if after you open the door and you were to leave the unit unplugged for 7 minutes if the error did not go away or if the door once again locked up you would have no choice but to replace the door lock assembly on the unit Thanks again Rick

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