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44072 Kenmore Washer - Front Door Won't Lock

Any clues as to how to remedy a "no lock" situation with this washer? I didn't do any forcing of the door. It just doesn't want to start now, i.e., the Door Lock won't light up.

I've unplugged and re-plugged the power; removed clothes in case I had somehow put too much in, but none of that works.

All help appreciated!

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  • smashcan Feb 13, 2008

    Thanks, but the problem isn't the light. It's that it gives me the three beeps and won't start the wash cycle.

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2008

    won't start. indicates door is not locked!!!!!!

  • dmwegman May 16, 2008

    message on machine is d:do and washer will not fill or lock. I unplugged machine and let it unplugged for several minutes.

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There is a black peg on the round housing of the washer that gets pushed in when the door is closed and the machine locks the door. If the peg gets broken (as mine did) the machine won't lock. I now use a small screw...or you can buy a replacement part for the whole mechanism.

Posted on Aug 20, 2008

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Your bulb that lights up when it locks could be burnt out

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