Button start locked my clothes locked inside washer duet whirlpool ghw-9200lq
If you suspect you have a defective door latch, you should be getting an error code of "Fdl" displayed on the console as well. This may just be a matter of a malfunction where the latch became jammed. You can still get your clothes out of the washer by removing the lower panel under the door. There are 3 torx type screws under the bottom edge of the panel. After removing the panel, place your hand inside the washer behind the front casing where the door latch assembly is. Try to locate a plastic tab at the very bottom of the door latch and pull straight down. This is a manual door release and the door will open, allowing you to retrieve your clothes. With the door opened, try closing it again. Select a wash cycle and push start. Listen to see if you can hear the latch lock. Push PAUSE/CANCEL to stop the cycle and listen to hear if the latch unlocks when the cycle stops. If you definitely have a defective door latch, follow these steps to replace it:
2. Remove the outer portion of the door bellow. This is the gray rubber boot
around the door. Feel around the edge of the door bellow where it attaches to
the front of the washer. You will find a wire retaining hoop in the seam
between the rubber and the front case. Follow this wire hoop to the bottom of
the door bellow and you will find a tension spring. Carefully, stretch this
spring apart and remove the wire hoop.
3. Pull the rubber bellow from the door facing on the front of the washer being
careful not to rip or tear it. Once removed, fold the rubber backwards inside
the drum so you can access behind the front panel. DO NOT remove the rubber
bellow from the wash tub. This requires more steps, which means removing more
parts, which means more time (plus patience).
4. The door latch assembly is located behind the front panel of the washer on
the right hand side. Locate and remove the three screws on the washer front
that hold the door latch assembly in place. The whole assembly should come free
from the washer front and be held by a plastic mounting bracket and several
5. Carefully remove the latch assembly from the plastic mounting bracket BEFORE
attempting to unplug any wires. It makes it much easier to access if you do.
6. Unplug the wire connectors using care not to break any of the wires. You may
want to write them down, but I believe they will only plug into their
7. Remove the old door latch and install the new one in the reverse order of
the steps I just presented to you. Plug the wires back in first, then place the
whole assembly back into the plastic mounting bracket, and then reattach to the
front of the washer.
8. Now, when you get the reinstalling the rubber door boot, you may want to get
the assistance of a second pair of hands as it can be difficult sometimes to
manipulate the wire retainer back into place. Carefully reattach the rubber
bellow to the door facing on the front of the washer first.
9. Starting at the top of the door bellow at the 12 o'clock position begin
inserting the wire hoop back into the groove. Work your way around with both
hands to the 4 and 8 o'clock positions. (This is where you could use those
second pair of hands). While holding a slight downward tension on the wire hoop
to keep it in place, pull the tension spring apart enough to snap the remaining
part of the hoop into place at the bottom.
Once you've completed these steps make sure the door closes and latches
properly. NEVER slam a door with an electronic latch. They can break easily.
Now plug the washer back in. At the control panel select:
and under OPTIONS press any key (has the be the same key) 4 times.
This places the washer into diagnostics mode. "C00" will be displayed
on the screen and you should hear a distinctive "click" of the door
latch. If diagnostics passes, the washer will run through a series of tests,
tumble, drain and then spin. When completed, the unit will make an audible
"beep" and the CLEAN light will be lit.
You can stop this process at any time by press the PAUSE/CANCEL button. Good
luck to you and let me know if you have any further questions.
Feb 10, 2008 |
Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer