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Door will not release after wash completed

My machine will finish its wash, water all away and spin finished yet it will not release the door!! any suggestions how to at least get my clothes out

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You may have a failed door latch.  Have it replaced and it should be ok.

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Make sure you left the machine on after a wash cycle completely finished as turning off may stop the delay timer for the door release. You should hear it click after 3 minutes and door should open.
If this doesn't work, set machine to a spin cycle and allow to complete. Leaving machine on - push the door at the side you open it and keep it pushed. Wait to see if it clicks after safety delay. This could help if the door didn't lock correctly, if its sprained or if something has become stuck in the release mechanism.
If still won't open try this...
On the front of your machine right at the bottom is there a panel about 5 inches high? If so you should remove it by either: pressing firmly at each side as if squeezing it to bend in the middle. At the same time try to either lift the panel upwards or pull towards you. They're usually just clipped on.
Look for a large circular lid that can be unscrewed. This is where any foreign objects have been filtered so they don't continue to the water pump where they would damage it. Often there are things like coins, hairgrips, buttons etc. Make sure you have a large towel as removing the stopper will release some water. Provided your machine has spun there shouldn't be more than half a litre or so. This is normal. TURN MACHINE OFF AT THE MAINS ELECTRICITY before removing any object. Once this reservoir is empty, you should look for a cable. This will either be plastic, or coated steel or similar. It may be tucked away and may have a diagram or arrows or other showing where to pull and which way. This is the emergency door release cable and pulling it should release the door lock. At least you can check for a cause once the door is open.
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Door stay locked after finished washing hotpoint w/machine ref 9526

See if you notice any water still inside the washing machine, if so run another spin cycle to try and remove it as it will not open if there is still water inside.
If you don't see any water inside, try unplugging it and letting it cool off, the lock should release after this

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I select a wash cycle and it begins to wash display lit up and finishes washing then display has two lines lit and won't continue to go to spin cycle. can turn power off and on ,press spin cycle and...

Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,
I would gently suggest as a first step that you clean the drain motor/pump lint tray/filter. So many 'faults' are caused by blocked filters and many machines will not even go to spin or release the door lock if there is any water still left inside.
Here are my complete and general guidance notes for checking both the drain motor filter and the drain motor ;-0)

If you are unsure where the filter is, it is often behind the front lower (kick) panel (or in some machines at the rear in an awkward position!) and most are held in by a round cover/knob. Sometimes the filter will not come out with the cover and you will have to persuade it to come out to play.

It's surprising what people have found in theirs! It is always worthwhile checking it on a regular basis.
Now- whilst the filter is removed it is normally possible to see the drain motor and ensure it is not jammed by a foreign object such as a needle or a toothpick. It should be able to be turned by hand/finger- the power IS OFF!
At this point it is also possible to test if the motor works. No clothes or water in the machine, select a spin cycle and put the power back on. You should be able to see the motor turning at some point, possibly straight away. Using something suitable like a glove see if it is easy to briefly slow the motor down. If it is easy then the motor is malfunctioning.

If this has assisted you please consider a 4 thumbs up for the rating.
Thanks and good luck!
John C

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To make sure it is not due to any water left that you cannot see, lay the drain hose down to floor level, and drain off any remaining water. The door locks works on air pressure, so will not release until all water has gone.
If it still does not open, then it could be the door release mechanism is faulty, or the belt come off.
This being the case, then the only way to open the door is from inside the washer.
Remove top cover, and reach down to the door lock and pull up on the lock from the bottom.
Hope this helps.

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