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Maytag neptune washer

Washing machine wont unlock on the right side.I reset it but
it still has the light that says its locked even when both sides are in the
unlocked position.

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    Jordan Crosby Jan 16, 2014

    i just had this same problem! i fixed it by unplugging the washer, lifting the top and removing the screw holing the lock in place. then unplugged the lock and popped all the tabs and pulled it apart. it looked like some softner had gotten into the mechanism. all the little parts popped out but be careful, there are small wires comming off the coils you CANT break. then once all apart i cleaned it as best i can and scored all the copper parts to make sure there was a good connection. put it all back together and it worked. you can try that. only took about a half hour total. BE CAREFUL when your cleaning it though.



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The lid lock is on the right side but the switch that senses if the lid is locked is on the left side. Could be that the sensing switch is loose or faulty. You could try to bypass it BUT only to see if that is the problem. NEVER leave it in the bypassed position.

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