My Whirlpool Duet Won’t Unlock
Whirlpool Duet washer Won’t Unlock
Your Whirlpool Duet washing machine automatically locks the door as a precaution against opening the door during a wash cycle. If the door did not lock, small hands or preoccupied minds might open the door and allow water to flood the laundry area, or sustain an injury by reaching inside a spinning washtub. The lock remains engaged until the water drains from the tub. Cancelling unintentionally pressed wash cycle options can often unlock the washer, or you can access the manual release ring to unlock the door.
Check to see if you accidentally pressed the “Fan Dry” option as part of the wash cycle. Pressing the power button cancels the “Fan Dry” option and unlocks the door.
Press the “Drain and Spin” button on the washer’s control panel to attempt to unlock the machine. This may drain any excess water that could cause the machine to remain locked. Once the “Drain and Spin” cycle completes, the door should unlock.
Check whether the “Add Garment” button is lit. Pressing the start button unlocks the washing machine if you engaged the “Add Garment” feature.
Unplug your washer from the wall outlet if none of the these steps unlocks the door. Use a T-20 torx screwdriver to remove the three torx-head screws along the bottom front of the washer.
Pull down on the bottom panel and pull it away from the washer. Reach through the open panel and up to the door lock. Find the release ring below the locking mechanism. Pull down on the ring to unlock the door.
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