Question about Electrolux Washing Machines
The white actuator box on the door locking mechanism is faulty. its already locked yet the machine door is open.
Posted on Nov 09, 2019
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Maytag MAH21pddww door locked
hi thanks for the question to unlock the dor manually open the soap door look to the right top inside its a small piece of string pull on it. that should unlock the door thanks the appliance doc
Posted on Oct 01, 2008
SOURCE: Whirlpool Duet HT GHW9400PL0
Thanks to Coldcut and several others, I have followed the trail of problems and solutions and successfully fixed the annoying (to say the least) FDL and F11 error codes issue on my Whirlpool GHW9400PL0 purchased in 2005, broken in 2008. I too was extremely frustrated with a load of wash taking 1 or 2 days to complete. Some of the fixes (unplugging the washer for an hour, simultaneously pressing start and cancel) worked temporarily, but eventually I had to call for service. Before that, I fearlessly took the door lock unit apart (not recommended) and reinstalled it. It did not work. I ordered a new door lock. It did not fix the issue. Coldcut already knew that would not work but I tried it anyway. Not a big ticket item and I was afraid to muck with the CUU circuit board.
The whirlpool service center sent a repair guy out within the week, but he failed to show on the scheduled day. Calls to the service center confirmed that he was on his way. An hour late, the service center confirmed I was next on his schedule. Two hours later, I asked to speak to a manager who listened to my compaint and informed me in no uncertain terms that they did not care about customer satisfaction and would not be interested in monitoring their repair partners. I am so glad I took a half day off work without pay to wait for someone who did not value my time. I told the service center I would never buy another Whirlpool appliance and they politely told me that "it was my decision". Indeed.
The repair guy showed up the next day (another no pay day), asked me what the error code was, checked his computer, and informed me I needed a new CCU at twice the price of major online parts suppliers. I sent him away after paying the $80 service fee, and ordered a new CCU online.
With the new CCU on the way and nothing to lose, I took the CCU out of the machine. gaga24008 had wisely advised to be careful prying the board out of the case (thank you) and following Coldcut's instructions I resoldered the relay legs with my circa 1968 Wen soldering gun. Put everything back together (I had previously removed and replaced every connector in the entire machine) and waited for the 6 whimpy relay clicks to prove it didn't work-- but it did work! I've completed 15 or so loads of wash since, and no problems. I'm hanging on to my expensive replacement CCU just in case. I'm wary of the postings which refer to immediate problems after installing a new CCU. My next step will be to hang the dang thing by a bungy cord. Thanks to the many people who have posted solutions to this aggravating issue. I'll be visiting FixYa for any future issues with my tools and appliances.
Posted on Oct 12, 2008
when it says F9 on the screen it means ther is something wrong with the Door Latch - Check door latch, switches and wiring. I would start here first.
thank for using fixya and let me know if you need any more help.
Posted on Dec 19, 2008
you need to hold the option and extra rinse buttons simultaneously for 6 seconds...you will see the padlock symbol go and then use your machine as usual
Posted on Aug 19, 2009
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Door Lock Error
A Door Lock Error occurs if the door cannot be locked. It will try to lock it 6 times before displaying the error.
•Door Lock Mechanism broken or removed from the Door
•Check Door Lock/Switch Assembly
•Check the wire harness connections to the Door Lock/Switch Assembly and
Central Control Unit (CCU)
•Door Lock/Switch Assembly Failure
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