Kenmore 4 1/2 year old front loader washing machine requires door to lock in order to begin washing. Door appears to be shut and locked but lock light does not come on and therefore I am assuming this is why it will not start. If I shut the door hard I can get a flicker with the light, but the light will not stay on (indicating that it is locked). Just wondering if this is an easy thing to fix, can I do it myself, or wait the 2 weeks for someone to come take a look at it, thanks, desperate mom of newborn twins!
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These things are getting more complex and electronic all the time and this does not help with the longevity of these units. It it telling you that there is a defective or intermittent door switch detected and when you reboot the unit it starts with all things at the zero point. I had a high end Whirlpool washer that had so many things wrong with it by description of the service man that they replaced it after 4 years of use. No more 30 year old washers with all these circuit boards in there- isn't technology wonderful?
the lock switch is probably stuck. make sure machine is off but plugged in still. Push in on the door while gently giving a couple of thumps around the lock area and the lock will probably "click" open.
The door lock is not telling the control the door is locked. Faulty door switch or failed control or loose wire.Try pushing in on the door while it tries to start. Advanced trouble shooting may be required. Eric
the door won't lock, then i broke the grey thing that the door prong or latch locks into by slaming the door. its a little plastic grey hole hole. i don't see what holds the grey plastic thing in the hole. or how to order it. can you help. ? but the door wouldn't lock before that, i think the 3 and 4 year old kids play hanging on the door. how do you fix it. 2006 afinity fron loader washer. thank you. cheryl