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Maytag 3000 series washer lock won't disengage

Maytag 3000 series washer Cannot get model number or serial number because door is locked.
the lock to this front loading washer will not disengage, and when I try to power it on, I get 3 quick beeps. This occurred after it went into spin cycle, and the legs were not level and it went into a thunderous vibration. By the time I got to it, it was shaking itself out of the washroom. I pushed the pause/play button to pause it, and it continued to spin until it finished the cycle after which, I disconnected the power. I tried to open it, and discovered it was still locked. I plugged it back in, lock will not disengage. I push the power button and all I get is 3 quick beeps.

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  • spawnis Feb 06, 2010

    the power/cancel button gives 3 quick beeps and it is the only button that does anything at all. I can't see any watI'm going to head down to the self help shop to see if they have a wet/dry vac I can borrow and try that. thanks for the help. If you've got anything else I can try in the mean time that will be great

  • spawnis Feb 06, 2010

    I forgot to add that there does not appear to be any water inside the...washer drum? Thanks again.

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If you unplugg the machine for thirty minutes and plugg it back in it should release but it may lock back up after running a cycle it sounds like something got jammed in the wax motor that won't let the door release. Before unplugging it you coul also try holding down the pause cancel buttons for 60 seconds if this does not work unplugg it for 30 minutes and see if it releases.

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