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.

Jan 122011

Dryer will run for a minute then shuts down and error E02 appears.

Error code E02 on a Whirlpool Kenmore and Maytag dryer has a faulty thermistor. Where is it and how do I replace it you ask.

Here is how, remove the lower access panel. The lower front panel of the dryer is held on by several either ¼ inch or torx screws.

Once removed to make the process easier,well to get your hands in and work.. You need to remove the lint filter housing To do so remove the few ¼ inch screws that hold it to the blower housing. Once off you will see the thermistor located on the top of the blower house assembly. Remove the screws that hold it down and it will lift up and out. Replace with a new part and reassemble the unit.

Run a short test cycle and you should be in business.

The tech sheet is located on the side panel it has all of the dryers error codes and technical documentation all appliances have them for service related problems, they should be left in place in case a appliance service technician does happen to  need to visit the unit.