Question about Maytag MAH6700AWW Neptune Front-Load Washer
Our maytag mah 3 door will not unlock! It's holding our clothes hostage!! There doesn't seem to be a manual release anywhere like in the other models! Can you please tell me how to get the door open???
OK so the MAH3 Front load is what I assume you're talking about. I found this question looking around when I had the same problem.
So not able to find a soluton I just went to work with my screwdriver. To get the door open you do as follows:
1. Unplug the washer and wait for 5-10 minutes. Safety first.
2. At the back of the machine on the top left and right sides there are 2 screws (mine where black I dont know that they all will be) that hold the top plate in place. Remove them.
3. Once the screws are removed put your palms on the top of the washer and push the lid towards the back of the washer. The lid should slide back a bit then you should be able to lift it off. Put it aside for now.
4. You should now be able to see everything inside the washer. Look straight down from the top where the door is. On the right hand side of the door (this might be different if you have it setup to swing the other way) you will see wires leading to the electronic release for the door. The manual release you're looking for sits at the very BOTTOM of the electronic assembly. Snake your hand down past the wires and and the bottom of the black box thing there is a single "stick with a ball at the end" pull that DOWN while you pull the washer door open (maybe have a friend / wife help). You will not be able to see what you're doing at all but it seemed pretty easy once I figured it out.
My problem apparently (and I couldn't tell this with all the clothes inside) seems to be that the water didn't drain all the way? This appears to be while it wasn't releasing the door.
Anyway good luck!
Posted on Jan 22, 2009
To unlock door... Remove the cover of the Detergent softner and bleach dispenser. (afew screws) You'll see a RED cord on the right front side . pull that out and give it a little tug That will machanically unlock the door open the door and you can retrieve the hostages.
Posted on Jul 25, 2008
Press off, then signal up,open the door when it unlocks, start over.
Posted on Jun 20, 2008
Try unpluggining it for a while then it should fix itself
Posted on Mar 18, 2008
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