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Front loader washing machine won't unlock door

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  • KDJSBJ Sep 26, 2008

    Front door will not unlock. The machine says the door is unlocked but it remains locked. How do I unlock it manually? Have tried unplugging, even tricking it to start so that I may unlock the door to stop the cycle. The locking mechanism is stuck in the locked position. HELP

  • kelsieleigh Oct 19, 2008

    I loaded the washer and started it and it started to beep and the panel reads DO then it will fill the water and then it will beep and flash FL. I have unplugged it and tryed to stop and start it and still the door stays locked can you help me?

  • Anonymous Oct 29, 2008

    same deal- door will not unlock and i have plugged it, unplugged it, and am ready to use a crowbar

  • Anonymous Feb 20, 2009

    the door remains locked even when the cycle is done. Forever. I have turned off the power to the unit and then tried to open the door. no go. i then turned the power back on and moved the knob to the off position in another cycle( from heavy wash to delicate wash) eventually the light went off and the door unlocked. It still stays locked way after the cycle is done. I keep experimenting. 

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2009

    The door locked light is not on, however, the door is locked and will not open. I have turned to power off via the breaker box and it did not help. I got the F22 door locked error, duh, and went through all the suggested fixes in the manual. No luck. It will not work on any cycle.

  • mikyul Mar 31, 2009

    Washer door stays locked when it's done, sometimes won't lock when I'm trying to start a wash. Lots of door slamming and swearing seem to sometimes help.

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Remove three screw at bottom of washer, pull of lower panel, reach up on right side just under the locking mechanism and bull ring down. door should unlock.

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My samsung door lock wouldn't let me open the door no matter what we tried. We unplugged it, turned off the power, ran the spin cycle again. The LO symbol came on and wouldn't allow the door to unlock. We took off the top panel and noticed by the front of the interior cavity by the door lock, a plug had come unplugged. We plugged it in and bingo, problem solved!! Thanks for being *** samsung.

Posted on Aug 28, 2009

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Some washing machines have a mechanical/cable release hanging down underneath, perhaps behind the kick tray thing. the cable is attaches to the pulley at the back and it needs to push against the belt squarely to enable the door to open, otherwise, (after making sure it is unplugged) put you hand down behind the front fascia and lift the moveable part of the doorlock. This will not fix the problem but it will open the door.

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Go to www.Searspartsdirect.com You should be able to find an exploded view and parts list

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On a Bosch wfmc3200uc there is a green plastic string, similar to fishing line, located behind the round panel on the front of the machine. It is attached to the top right of the round black piece. Just give a slight tug this will release the lock.

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SOURCE: Samsung J845 front loader washing machine. Error

Hi
An OE error presents if the washing machine has not successfully drained the water in ten minutes.
there are a few simple steps to take before calling for service.
Step 1: Check the drain pump filter.
Items caught in the drain filter will prevent proper drainage. Over time build up can occur from detergents and additives used in the machine. Manually drain unit through the drain hose, then lay a towel down to catch the water, and remove the filter. Clean the filter thoroughly and restart the machine.

Step 2: Check the washers drain hose.
If the drain hose is not installed properly, the washer will not drain properly. The drain hose should not be installed more than 1 meter higher than the bottom of the washing machine.

Step 3: Confirm that the washer is leveled properly.
If the unit is not leveled properly, it will not drain properly. The front of the unit cannot be higher than the back or vice versa. If not properly leveled, the water can flow back into the machine. If this is the cause of the problem, please level the machine using the supplied leveling wrench. When you place a level on the washing machine, the bubble should be in the center. Confrim that the washer is leveled from side to side and front to back.
you can perform a diagonal test when leveling the washing machine to ensure that the unit does not tilt from corner to corner.

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Posted on Sep 30, 2009

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hi,

this is a tachogenerator fault or the drive motor brushes are faulty. you will need a Miele service tech or a Miele service agent to look at this.

Posted on May 24, 2010

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