Whirlpool latest washing machine series are equipped with modern technologies. One of them is an automatic door locking system. It is a safety system that prevents your washer from an unwanted accident. This door lock is programmed in such a way that it becomes ready to open only after completing a cycle. You can’t open door lock in the mild of any cycle or even after canceling a cycle. Apart from that unlocking is necessary when you need to add or remove clothes after starting a cycle. So, what you should do when your Whirlpool washer door is locked? Just follow the tricks below according to the needs of your washer.

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How to Unlock Whirlpool Washer Door Lock with Command

Unlocking your washing machine is easy with command. Just follow the steps below.

Step 1

Before going to unlock your washer, wait three to five minutes after completing a cycle. The motor control unit will receive a “Stop” command when the motor speed becomes 0 and passed 180 seconds. Your washer’s door latch will only unlock when washer temperature is under 12 degrees Fahrenheit. If the temperate is set higher than Wool, Delicate or Hand Wash, it must drain before unlocking the door latch.

Step 2

After completing a cycle, long press the “Control Lock” button for three seconds. Door will be available to unlock when you listen unlatching sound.

Step 3

If your washing machine did not unlock at end of Step 1, don’t worry. Hold down “End Cycle” button for five seconds that will work as a reset for your washer.

Step 4

Unplug your Whirlpool washer from the electric panel. Wait for 45 minutes. Plug your washer back to the electric outlet panel. Now washer’s main control board is reset and door should open.

How to Manually Unlock Whirlpool Washer Door Lock

If your washer faces problems mechanically or electrically, it fails to unlock automatically. If the 1st trick doesn’t work for you, don’t stop. Here is another trick to help you.

Step 1

Unplug your washing machine from the electric outlet board. Wait for 3 to 5 minutes.

Step 2

Take a screwdriver. Remove your washer’s bottom panel and pull it away.

Step 3

Reach the door lock through the open panel. Locate the door latch under the locking mechanism. Pull down it gently. At this position, you may hear a click sound and the door is ready to open.

Final Words

You no need to spend dollars for a technician when your washer faces an unlocking problem. Just apply above mentioned tricks when your Whirlpool washer door is locked. Apart from that if you need to unlock the door manually each time after completing a cycle, your drain pump or pressure switch is at fault. So, replace them to solve your washer’s locking problem permanently. If you aren’t experienced with repairing washing machine, send it to the manufacturer authorized service center.

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