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Door won't open

Turned on washer, gave message FL then do, tried to open door. Can't get it open. After reading about this machine on .net, I don't want to spend a couple of hundred dollars to get it fixed, but I do want to get my clothes out. I tried unplugging it and changing the cycles.

Posted by Karen Bell on

  • Anonymous Dec 12, 2007

    Ok, so now I have applied the emergency door open fix and have opened the door successfully. Thank you for this important information.  I am still puzzled why I am getting a (do) signal in the dsplay followed by the (FL) and a low pitched beep once a second. Does the signal code denote what the problem is underlying in this crummy machine?


     

  • vik1919 Jun 08, 2008

    after I have run washing cicle maytag Neptune fron loder won't ulock the door

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If you open the detergent dispenser and feel along the front edge behind the removable cup there is a coloured cord usually red or green in colour this in an emergency door release, by pulling on it firmly the door will unlock.

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I'm getting an "FL" message.

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Door lock monitor switch in door lock mechanism unable to communicate to control board the door is locked.

1.Check wire connections in harness leading from machine control board to door lock mechanism.
2.Check solenoid and door lock enable switch in door lock mechanism.
3.Replace responsible component.

You can get it at a local appliance parts dealer near you or online and to replace it you will need to open the door, remove the screws that run though the hinges into the cabinet and the ones straight across on other side, pop the top of the front panel loose and take off, remove the screw at the top of each side and raise the top panel and swap it out; check this DIAGRAM PARTS LOCATION

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Door lock monitor switch in door lock mechanism unable to communicate to control board the door is locked.

Action to be taken:
1.Check wire connections in harness leading from machine control board to door lock mechanism.
2.Check solenoid and door lock enable switch in door lock mechanism.
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neptopbezel.jpg 2) Locate the red cord near the right front corner of the dispenser opening. Pull on this red cord. This will unlatch the door so you can rescue your laundry. Then call for service.
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