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I accidentally opened my front loader to add a garment without using the add garment feature (not sure if I turned off the cycle before opening it or not). Didn't yank it but now it won't work.

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SOURCE: Door can't be opened

Potential reasons for it: - Door Lock/Switch Assembly Failure - In this case it should be replaced. - Door Lock unit is broken or removed from the door. - Look for disconnected wires to the door Lock/Switch unit. - Door Lock/Switch unit Failure First disconnect the machine power cable from the wall socket. You should remove machine's top cover and then you will have an access to the door lock unit.

Posted on Sep 21, 2007

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SOURCE: LG Front Loader WD-8074FHB

sometimes you just have to force the door but first try hitting the machine near the door lock sometimes this helps the door interlock may be stuck in the closed position

Posted on Mar 02, 2008

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SOURCE: Front loader door will not open after a washing cycle is finished

call the repair man it is a comp. issue

Posted on Feb 14, 2009

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SOURCE: door won't open at end of cycle Creda 1000 ecowash front loader

Hi Jenny. Do you have the model No. available?
Most common cause of this problem is
1. A faulty or broken door catch.
2. A faulty interlock. This is the part that the door closes in to.

Some older models have other devices that will prevent machine opening if it has not pumped out fully, or mechanical devices that check for drum rotation that can be knocked during the spin. Could really do with age and model No. of machine.

Posted on Apr 04, 2009

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SOURCE: Front loader AWM 6100 - door open light flashes and won't wash

I think it may have try and get your local engineer out to have a quick look tell your thinking of buying new and what price can he supply 4. and you like a free estimate .

Posted on Feb 11, 2010

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I pressed the pause button to add a garment to my Whirlpool frontload washer. After doing so, I pressed the hold to start button, but the washer would not restart the cycle.


Switch the power off from the power outlet for a few minutes , then switch on and reset the wash cycle . Front loaders are not designed to add clothes mid wash.

Mar 18, 2015 | Whirlpool Washing Machines

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Front door of may tag front-loader automatic washer unlocks itself before washer can begin


that really doesn't make sense can you elaborate. It maybe be the part of the cycle called add a garment

Mar 15, 2015 | Washing Machines

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The door wont open . I have tried to put it on for a cycle and you can here the the water for around 5 seconds then it stops and does nothing.


Check and make sure your pump or filter is not clogged, then next I would suspect you have a faulty door lock mechanism
More common issues with the door lock.
Is water hooked up to the washer?

The door will remained locked while draining water. If during installation the washer was plugged in and turned on without water hoses attached, the washer may attempt to drain for 8 minutes before the door unlocks. Let the washer run until the door unlocks. Do not turn off the washer or unplug the washer.
Does water remain in the washer after the final spin?

If water remains in the washer after the final spin, then the door will not unlock. Select Drain/Spin or Spin Only to remove any remaining water from the washer. The door should unlock at the end of the cycle. For models that have Rinse/Drain & Spin, push the Extra Rinse button to turn off the rinse to remove excess water.
Is the door locked and the Add A Garment light on?

If the Add A Garment light is on, then the washer door will unlock after the Pause/Cancel button is pressed once. Pressing the Start button will restart the washer at the same point where it left off in the cycle.
Is the door locked and the Add A Garment light off?

If the Add A Garment light is off, then the washer door will unlock after the Pause/Cancel button is pressed twice. The door will not immediately unlock while the cycle is running due to a possible high-water level in the washer, high-water temperature, tumbling or spinning. It may take up to five minutes for the washer to stop spinning and draining before the door will unlock. You will hear the door click when it unlocks.
Trying to gain access into a locked door can be a bit frustrating. Upon researching your question I found some links that may help you unlock your washer door. I attached all links below. I hope this helps!
http://www.managemylife.com/mmh/questions/204092-how-do-i-get-the-door-open-on-my-kenmore-washer

http://www.managemylife.com/mmh/questions/220303-does-front-loader-door-open http://www.managemylife.com/mmh/questions/134692-why-wont-the-door-open-on-my-kenmore-frontloading-washer

Jun 10, 2011 | Washing Machines

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Door wont unlock once a wash cycle has begun


that is correct ,. pump water out then the door will open.

May 20, 2011 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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My whirlpool duet 2004 front load washers door is locked, time is flashing and pump is on. Unable to stop or open door. tried to unplug. Control lock is not on. My wife tried to add clothes when the add a...


This advise is for Kenmore Elite and Whirlpool Duet front loader washers and dryers with a Control Lock problem.

This may or may not be an indication of a serious problem. In the majority of the cases, this is a simple operator error. Nearly all these model appliances have some sort of Control Lock feature on the front panel now. This is a designed safety feature that is used to prevent small children from manipulating the controls. The controls can be easily locked or unlocked by pressing and holding the following button on the front panel:

Whirlpool Duet Washer - Press and hold the END OF CYCLE SIGNAL button for 3 seconds.

Whirlpool Duet Dryer - Press and hold the END OF CYCLE SIGNAL button for 3 seconds.

Kenmore Elite Washer - Press and hold the DRAIN/SPIN button for 3 seconds.

Kenmore Elite Dryer - Press and hold the AUTO DRY LEVEL button for 3 seconds.

These instructions may not be all inclusive for all Kenmore and Whirlpool models, but they are the most common. Chances are, if you have a Control Lock feature, the instructions will be printed on the front panel adjacent to the button that is required to lock or unlock the controls.

NOTE: These instructions may also work for newer model Maytag, Hotpoint, Admiral and Fridgidaire model front loaders as well. Refer to your owner's manual or front panel for instructions pertaining to your sepcific model.

If the Control Lock feature will not lock or unlock the appliance, unplugging the unit for AT LEAST 30 minutes is recommended in order to reset the main control board. In many cases this is all that is required to correct momentary glitches.

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Sep 08, 2009 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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Will not restart after adding clothes


Press and hold "end of cycle" button for 3 seconds, on the right side of panel. Wait for 2 minutes before trying the door. This is the child lock feature, do it again & it locks.

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Apr 19, 2009 | Whirlpool GHW9300 Duet Washer

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I wanted to take some clothes out during the cycle but don't know how to stop it properly and get the door unlocked


your mach depending on model and cycle selected has a 3 to 5min "add a garment" feature.that means in the 1st 3-5mins of cycles when add a garment light is lit you may hit pause button once and the mach will stop and unlock door.after add a gament light is off,if u hit pause the cycle the mach will drain water and reset cycle..hope this helps

Mar 29, 2009 | Kenmore 42822 Front Load Washer

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Won't restart or clear off


try unplugging for a few min adn replug see igf that clears the computer, you didinbt by chance force the door open to addd a garment didi you??? if so the door lock has probalby beed compromised

Apr 17, 2008 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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Washer stopped during cycle


cleanlaundry If your washer is less then a year old do nothing and call the manufacturer ASAP. It is under warranty for one year. Gendos...post back

Mar 17, 2007 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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