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My maytag neptune washer model #MAH8700AWW door is locked and wont release. Is there some manual release?

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  • Yahirdz Aug 04, 2008

    Hey I can`t find ths red plastic strip.. Help!!!

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There is no "red string" on this specific model. Its really irritating that everyone is saying this when clearly no one can find a red string. Stop giving this advice. From what i can tell so far the release lever is inside the machine and to get to it you have to remove the front panel. My problem now is i cant get the top electronic panel off to get the front panel off... this machine is like a giant chinese handcuff!! I will never buy a maytag ever again!!

Posted on Aug 18, 2010

  • shanafj Aug 18, 2010

    goto http://www.servicematters.com/maytag_lib... for a complete Service manual with an explanation of codes and panel removal instructions. I successfully opened the door by removing the top panel, the control panel, then the front panel. Then pulled down Gently on the release lever. Wahla door released. Im still getting a FL code after i put it all back together but at least i rescued my clothes.

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Look carefully in the inside front of the dispenser. You should see what looks like a red plastic string. (the type of string used on a power string trimmer) Pull on this string and the door should release.
If you need further assistance please let me know..
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reg501
The FixYa Team


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