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Thank you!! I no longer have a problem, and this looked like the only way to contact you. I had a problem with my washer showing the "DL" sybmol. While trying to fix it: I had the door open, and I caused the lock to snap down into the "locked" postion. The door was "locked" opened! The manual override pull tab thingy only worked if the door is closed since the action of pulling the tab with the hole in it (on the door itself) causes the lock to snap back into the open position. I tried taking the bottom off but noticed that even after taking the top button board off in order to access the last two screws for the front of the washer, I was still going to have a problem since the rubber gasket was still conected to the door/front of washer. I did not want to unhook the gasket seal thingy because I was afraid of it leaking later on. I eventually decided to look on the internet to find the answer. I found FIXYA and found your answer. Taking off the top of the washer allows better access to the whole lock mechanisim and even the manual pull unlocker thing. Thank you for your clear directions and pictures. Sincerly, Washer Fixer P.S. I could not give you the high rating I wanted to because I am not a member. Sorry. :)

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