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After a cycle, the door will not unlock. I have tried unplugging the washer and letting it sit for a few minutes. I have tried pressing the start/pause button, but that won't fix it. I have tried turning it off and then turning it back on, but the door is still locked.

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You need to remove the bottom cabinet and on the inside to your right you will find a plastic handle tide to a cord- when you pull it - door should release. Please make sure to unplug unit from electrical. Note: It seems like the door release switch has failed.

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Wait at least three minutes after the end of the cycle before attempting to unlock your Whirlpool washer. The door will not unlock until the motor speed equals 0 and 180 seconds have elapsed since the motor control unit received the "Stop" command. If the water in the washer is warmer than 122 degrees Fahrenheit or the water level is set higher than Wool, Delicate or Hand Wash, the washer must drain before the door latch will unlock 2 Hold down the "Control Lock" button on your Whirlpool washer for three seconds at the end of the washing cycle. Listen, and when you hear the unlatching sound, the door should open.3 If your Whirlpool washer did not unlock at the end of Step 1, press and hold the "End of Cycle" button for five seconds to manually reset your washing machine.4 Unplug your Whirlpool washer and leave it unplugged for 45 minutes. After 45 minutes, plug your washer back in. The washer's programming should be reset and the door should open.5 Manually unlock the door of your Whirlpool washing machine. Make sure to unplug the appliance before completing the manual unlock. Use a screwdriver to remove the metal strip, called the toe panel, at the bottom of the washing machine. Once you've removed the toe panel, reach up inside the front panel of the washer and feel around for the door latch. Locate the tear-drop shaped tab at the bottom of the door latch and pull it gently. When you hear a click, the door should open.

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Whirlpool duet washer door will not unlock or complete the cycle


Wait at least three minutes after the end of the cycle before attempting to unlock your Whirlpool washer. The door will not unlock until the motor speed equals 0 and 180 seconds have elapsed since the motor control unit received the "Stop" command. If the water in the washer is warmer than 122 degrees Fahrenheit or the water level is set higher than Wool, Delicate or Hand Wash, the washer must drain before the door latch will unlock 2 Hold down the "Control Lock" button on your Whirlpool washer for three seconds at the end of the washing cycle. Listen, and when you hear the unlatching sound, the door should open.3 If your Whirlpool washer did not unlock at the end of Step 1, press and hold the "End of Cycle" button for five seconds to manually reset your washing machine.4 Unplug your Whirlpool washer and leave it unplugged for 45 minutes. After 45 minutes, plug your washer back in. The washer's programming should be reset and the door should open.5 Manually unlock the door of your Whirlpool washing machine. Make sure to unplug the appliance before completing the manual unlock. Use a screwdriver to remove the metal strip, called the toe panel, at the bottom of the washing machine. Once you've removed the toe panel, reach up inside the front panel of the washer and feel around for the door latch. Locate the tear-drop shaped tab at the bottom of the door latch and pull it gently. When you hear a click, the door should open.
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    The door wont open . I have tried to put it on for a cycle and you can here the the water for around 5 seconds then it stops and does nothing.


    Check and make sure your pump or filter is not clogged, then next I would suspect you have a faulty door lock mechanism
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    Is water hooked up to the washer?

    The door will remained locked while draining water. If during installation the washer was plugged in and turned on without water hoses attached, the washer may attempt to drain for 8 minutes before the door unlocks. Let the washer run until the door unlocks. Do not turn off the washer or unplug the washer.
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    If water remains in the washer after the final spin, then the door will not unlock. Select Drain/Spin or Spin Only to remove any remaining water from the washer. The door should unlock at the end of the cycle. For models that have Rinse/Drain & Spin, push the Extra Rinse button to turn off the rinse to remove excess water.
    Is the door locked and the Add A Garment light on?

    If the Add A Garment light is on, then the washer door will unlock after the Pause/Cancel button is pressed once. Pressing the Start button will restart the washer at the same point where it left off in the cycle.
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    If the Add A Garment light is off, then the washer door will unlock after the Pause/Cancel button is pressed twice. The door will not immediately unlock while the cycle is running due to a possible high-water level in the washer, high-water temperature, tumbling or spinning. It may take up to five minutes for the washer to stop spinning and draining before the door will unlock. You will hear the door click when it unlocks.
    Trying to gain access into a locked door can be a bit frustrating. Upon researching your question I found some links that may help you unlock your washer door. I attached all links below. I hope this helps!
    http://www.managemylife.com/mmh/questions/204092-how-do-i-get-the-door-open-on-my-kenmore-washer

    http://www.managemylife.com/mmh/questions/220303-does-front-loader-door-open http://www.managemylife.com/mmh/questions/134692-why-wont-the-door-open-on-my-kenmore-frontloading-washer

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    Whirlpool duet ht.... Door will not unlock, cancel button turns machine off. will not start, unlock button does nothing. clothes stuck inside, not sure if there is water inside or not, but will not drain...


    Hello there and thank you for chosing fixya
    Here is a few things to check before you do a manual opening of the door
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    Check to see if the "Add a Garment" light is lit on the Duet's display. The light will only be on during the first eight minutes of a washer cycle, when the function is usable.
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    Two things to try. First cycle through the cycles a few times and see if it will unlock. If that doesn't work, then unplug the machine for a couple of minutes and try cycling through again. If that still doesn't work, then try pounding a little on the machine and rocking it to try and loosen the lock. If that still fails, then you will need to remove the outer paneling of the machine and get to the door/lock from the inside of the machine and get it unlocked. If you are uncomfortable with any of these suggestions, then let someone who is mechanically and electrically inclined work on the unit. Let me know how this works out for you. Benjamin

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    Sometimes unplugging it for a few minutes will cause it to reset itself. Also, if that doesn't work, when the power is back on, try pressing and holding the power switch for about 30 seconds.

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    The latch may just be stuck. Try pressing in on the door at or near the latch point and start then pause / cancel a cycle (while still pressing inward).

    if that fails, put the washer through a spin/drain only cycle and let it run through( no need to press on the door).

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