Question about Maytag Washing Machines
Suggest giving it a few more minutes. Washers usually have a door-open delay at end of cycle (for safety). If it still won't open, please let us know.
Posted on Sep 21, 2017
SOURCE: Control Locked
this is a child safety lock feature to keep them from turning on and off the machine, you must hold down the cycle end button for 3 seconds to unlock the machine, you will find these instructions labeled right on the machine and in your owners manual.
Posted on Nov 01, 2008
I had the same problem. I didn't want to spend the money or go to the trouble of replacing the whole latch assembly with the GE latch repair kit.
I found that the plastic latch piece screwed to the door had broken and one of the two latch "fingers" was stuck in one of the latch openings on the washer. I fixed the problem by removing the broken part from the washer and drilling and countersinking very small holes (1/16" I think) in the plastic latch piece on either side of the "latch finger". I then put the broken off piece back in place and drillled pilot holes for #4 sheet metal screws in the door where the latch is located. The door liner is plastic and I think I used a 1/32 inch drill bit. I reattached the broken latch piece with two 1/2 inch stainles steel #4 flat head phillips screws from Home Depot. The screws hold the broken latch piece in place as orinilally positioned.
The repair is working fine and the door now latches like it did before the latch part broke
Or: http://www.appliancepartspros.com/part_details.aspx?image=0&part_id=2045520&pn_=WH10X10002 Same part cost $200 direct from GE
Read more: http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/washer-repair/8379-ge-washer-front-loader-door-wont-stay-latched.html#ixzz1LmNUKfTN
Posted on May 08, 2011
First try to reset the lock unplugged the power machine for a few (10) minutes (maybe release the interlock door switch). If this work, them its possible that you need door latch replacement.
To do it, turn off power, unplug at the mains. Drag the machine out so you can see the back. Remove the 2 screws that hold the top on, pull back or tap the top forward (depending on the model) to unclip it. Peer inside. You will see the door switch inside the chassis exactly in line with the door handle on the outside. See if you manually make the mechanism release, or if you have a stubby philips screwdriver, you can probably unscrew the switch complely.
Keep us updated.
Posted on Aug 18, 2011
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