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Jan 132011

Washer Door will not unlock (full of water)


-Malfunctioned door lock assembly

-Wire fray to door lock assembly

-Check Assembly for foreign debris

-Loose connection on CCU

Replacing the door lock on front load washers is relatively simple, here are the steps necessary.

You can replace the washers door lock assembly one of two ways this is the way that works best for me.

Start by removing the spring on the door boot. With the spring off lift the boot over the lip and push back. This will enable you to reach inside and take the wires off the door lock assembly.

With the screws removed from the lock assembly, remove the wires. If you can not see into the washer to remove the lock assembly, there is a plastic housing that part of the lock slides into, this holds the washers door lock to the frame out of the way. If you can not see housing remove the top of the assembly and look down, the screws on the back of the top piece removed will let the top slide forward.

Some technicians will replace the door lock assembly through the top. For me it depends on the situation: Pedestal, Stacked. What works for one guy may not work for the next.

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