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Door Open, Door Latch Locked

The door to my WFMC3200 is open, but the latch is closed, so I can't close the door. I followed another post on this site, pulling on the latch, holding the door lin in to fool washer into starting, but when I stopped the washer, even though I heard the latch "unlock" as it normally does, the latch bar remain in the way. I've looked inside the service door at the bottom right and there is a wire with a loop on the bottom. Is this a release wire for the latch? I had a tech out this week for same problem and he temporarily fixed it, but latch felt more resistant afterwards.
any help would be appreciated.

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  • maryp1121 Jun 18, 2008

    yes, my door is open, and i can't close the door to my bosch wfmc 3200 front load washer. the E light comes on, and the machine runs with the door open. I check to see if anything was stuck in the trap, there wasn't anthing there.


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Yes that loop is the release.
if you pull push it and its stiff , spray some wd 40 in the unit .
its likely binding against the plastics.
so just spray away and wait a few mins.
many folks says lubing it is a fix.

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