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Bendix washer-dryer door won't open

Bendix Washer-Dryer WD 1054B The door will not open. The orange "key" light remains on. I've tried running the cycle again many times, but the door will not open.   Help.

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  • sally080808 Oct 24, 2008

    I've had the same clothes in the machine all week, have tried many different combinations of cycles etc. Still can't open the door! Thought I'd leave the machine off for a while and hopefully it would forget its past cycle but no good. Any more suggestions? I've tried the ones about 1 dot to the left of 7 etc etc.

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    I have a siemens iq 500 washer dryer but the door doesn't open

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If you remove the panel in the front lower right hand coner of the washer you should be able to feel around in there for a plastic cord. pull the cord to manually unlock the door

Posted on Nov 25, 2007

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This solution worked for me. By removing the 2 screws holding the filter in place I could turn the filter and push it back into the machine. I could feel a thick cord which felt more like electrical cable but, by feeling around the area where I judged the lock to be located on the inside, was able to locate the actual catch and release it. Thanks Chris72! This saved me a lot of money on a service call and much frustration at not being able to get to my clothes for several days - the earliest the repairer could come.

Posted on Dec 10, 2007

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