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Whirlpool HE3T washer

My washer is coding the door locked code.how can i open it to get my clothes out so they dont mold.

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  • pmoujabber Oct 01, 2008

    my 3 year old Kenmore Elite HE3T is not draining or spinning, and to make matters worse the door is locked shut and I can't open it to take clothes off. It is Tuesday and the repair man will be here on friday...time enough for everything to mold!! help??

  • mlaxcoach Jan 04, 2009

    same problem how can we get the door to release to at least get the clothes out. No chance of a repairman until Wednesday it happened last night(Saturday) bad outcome by Wednesday.

  • megadad6 Mar 16, 2009

    Same problem here, I tried pulling down on the ring and nothing happens, Just to be sure, the wing pulls along with some white plastic. It pulls about an inch or so. Nothing. when the washer ends the cycle, there is the normal click.

  • megadad6 Mar 16, 2009

    Just

  • megadad6 Mar 16, 2009

    Just a quick question

  • megadad6 Mar 16, 2009

    I noticed the ring on the bottom of the black plastic locking mechanism. It had pink and blue wires attached. I pulled the ring down and nothing happened, any suggestions?

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To unlock the door:

1) Take off bottom access panel on front of washer. (3 screws hold it on the bottom)

2) Reach up between the cabinet and the front weights on the tub. You will feel a small plastic ring hanging down. It's a bit of a way up, (the bottom of the cabinet is at about my elbow, it's easiest to lay on the floor and look up, you might even be able to see it)

3) Pull that small ring and it will release the door lock.

Good luck. Let me know if you get stuck.

Posted on Feb 12, 2009

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1.Unplug machine
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3.Reach up along the inside of the front panel and locate the botttom of the door latch assembly
4.Located on the bottom of the door latch assembly is a tear dropped shaped tab
5. Gently pull down on the tab about a 1/4 inch or until a click is heard.
6. You may now open the door.

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Here are the steps to unlocking the door manually if clothes are still in the machine.
1.Unplug machine
2.remove bottom panel
3.Reach up along the inside of the front panel and locate the botttom of the door latch assembly
4.Located on the bottom of the door latch assembly is a tear dropped shaped tab
5. Gently pull down on the tab about a 1/4 inch or until a click is heard.
6. You may now open the door.

This code means the door lock mechanism has failed or the central control unit has failed. Replace the door lock mech. first. This should fix the problem. (before replacing anything make sure there is no obstruction around the switch or in the switch.) After the machine has been unplugged it may fix itself. if not replace door lock mech.

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