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Washing Machine Door won't open

I can't get the door on my washing machine to open. It has completed a full cycle correctly and has stopped - but the door is sealed tight and will not open - leaving all my washed clothes inside. How do I get the door open? Thanks Started new laundry cycle and went to ck on load had error message FL. Manuel said to let set for a few minutes and try again. No luck.

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  • CTRhiel Oct 26, 2008

    where can I find the manual release cord? not in soap dish as suggested. do i need to remove the lid.

  • Gary Davd
    Gary Davd May 11, 2010

    Have you tried the Manual Release cord?? to open the door??

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    Model wh70f60w1

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    Series iq1433

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    I have a brand new Sharp ES-V80HA washing machine. As per the manual I started doing a 12 minute rapid cycle with no laundry in it but the washing machine hangs after filling and rinsing and spinning (it should take 12 mins to complete but is hanging after 3 mins, leaving 9 minutes remaining). It will not unlock the door despite stopping the cycle, or turning the unit off and on again.

    How do I get this washing machine to open the door again so I can put a load in, as it should have flushed out any residual water from manufacturing.

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    I have a brand new Sharp ES-V80HA washing machine. As per the manual I started doing a 12 minute rapid cycle with no laundry in it but the washing machine hangs after filling and rinsing and spinning (it should take 12 mins to complete but is hanging after 3 mins, leaving 9 minutes remaining). It will not unlock the door despite stopping the cycle, or turning the unit off and on again.

    How do I get this washing machine to open the door again so I can put a load in, as it should have flushed out any residual water from manufacturing.

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Did that work?? you may have a bad or stuck door lock

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