I have a front load washer model wm0532hw and my door is locked and will not unlock. I got an error beep and when I went to check it the door will not open. I have tried to turn the machine on and off but it still will not open .... What can I do
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Re: Fron t Load washer will not unlock
Usually, the door will not unlock because there is water still inside the unit. You will need to get the water out of the tub to get the door to open. On the bottom left corner, there is a small door. Inside the door is a small rubber drain hose. This will empty out the water inside. After awhile, the machine will unlock the door.
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Here is what the techicians service manual say to check
LODoor failed to
unlockDoor lock monitor switch does not indicate to the
machine control board that the solenoid in the door lock mechanism retracted and
unlock the door. 1.Check for debris inside inside the door lock
mechanism, which may be jamming the lock solenoid.2.check wire connections in harness leading
from machine control board to door lock mechanism. 3.Check the door lock monitor switch for welded
contacts. 4.Replace responsible component.
"dl" indicates a door lock error. A Door Lock Error occurs if the door cannot be unlocked. It will try to lock it 6 times before displaying the error. Check for the following when dl occurs: Door Lock Mechanism broken.
Check Door Lock/Switch Assembly for foreign objects
Check Wire Harness connections to the Door Lock/Switch Assembly and Central Control Unit (CCU)
Hi There I'm sending you this to read and hope this get's you in the right direction.
Door Lock Error occurs if the door cannot be unlocked. It
will try to lock it 6 times before displaying the error.
Lock Mechanism broken or removed from the Door
Door Lock/Switch Assembly
the wire harness connections to the Door Lock/Switch Assembly
and Central Control Unit (CCU)
Lock/Switch Assembly Failure
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This advice is for Kenmore Elite and Whirlpool Duet model front loading washers. If you experience a problem where the door becomes jammed and will not unlock or open, here's an easy way to gain access inside your washer WITHOUT calling the repairman.
1. Remove the lower panel under the door by loosening the three screws under the bottom edge on the front of the washer. HINT: If you prop up the front feet of the washer with some small blocks of wood, this will make access to the screws much easier. 2. With the screws removed, the lower panel should drop down then come off. If the panel sticks, a light tap on either side will knock it loose. 3. Reach your hand up inside the washer behind the front casing on the right-hand side. This is where the door latch assembly is located. 4. At the bottom of the door latch assembly is a small pull tab. This is the manual release for the door. Pull the tab straight down and the door will come open.
Sometimes these doors will not unlock for whatever reason. If there are no error codes being generated, this could have just been a momentary glitch. If you see "Fdl" or "Fdu" error codes, these are usually indications of a failed door latch assembly and will require replacement.
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F/dU error means --------- Door Unlock Error A Door Unlock Error occurs if the door cannot be unlocked. It will try to unlock the door 6 times before displaying the error. -------- to resolve the error --------- Door Lock Mechanism broken.Check Door Lock/Switch Assembly for foreign objectsCheck Wire Harness connections to the Door Lock/Switch Assembly and Central Control Unit (CCU)Door Lock/Switch Assembly Failure
This is the info from the error code for your washer DL/F
Door Unlock Error
A Door Unlock Error occurs if the door cannot be unlocked. It will try to unlock the
door 6 times before displaying the error.
• Door Lock Mechanism broken.
• Check Door Lock/Switch Assembly for foreign objects
• Check Wire Harness connections to the Door Lock/Switch Assembly and Central
Control Unit (CCU)
• Door Lock/Switch Assembly Failure
Note: The Door Lock/Switch Assembly can be manually unlocked. See Section
Seven, TECH TIPS
This is a Door Lock Error.
The service manual lists the following causes:
Door Lock Mechanism is broken or removed from door.
Door Switch Unit Lock Failure-Unplug washer and check door switch, wiring connections, and the connection to the CCU (Central Control Unit (You have to remove the lid of the washer for this).
To get at the switch, you have to remove the lower front panel. These are torx, I believe 3 screws. By turning yourself on your head, you can visually inspect the lock, and manually lock/unlock to check for bind (pulling/pushing a black plastic handle about two inches long with a teardrop shaped handle on the end.