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I have a Maytag 3000 front loader. It looks the wash is done but I cannot open the door

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Unplug the power. Wait 2 minutes, then reconnect the power. You should be able to open the door.
Alternatively, you can UNPLUG the washer and remove the bottom front service panel. Carefully reach up along the inside of that front panel and pull down on the manual release tab that is on the bottom of the door latch assembly. You should then be able to open the washer door. If this doesn't work, you will need to call Maytag for assistance.

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