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How do I unlock the door on my front loading maytag washer

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How do I unlock the door on my front loading maytag washer? Both the lock light and the child lock are on and washer is full of washed clothes.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  esequiel walker replied 6 years ago.
has the cycle ended for washing
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Yes, but when I tried to open the door it would not open, so I fiddled around with the buttons and then hit the child lock.
Expert:  esequiel walker replied 6 years ago.
the door lock light should have turned off then it will release the door switch was there a power outage or surge that you know of
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
no
Expert:  esequiel walker replied 6 years ago.
your control board relays have failed to release the door lock, very common issue on maytag replacing the board will fix your problem. pressing accept for my6 help pays me thank you
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
I will accept this answer if the replaced board corrects the problem. Keep in touch with me through my e-mail. I will be contacting the Maytag store for the part tomorrow. Thank you.
Expert:  esequiel walker replied 6 years ago.
good luck
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Expert:  esequiel walker replied 6 years ago.
after pressing accept your question is good for 30 days should you need further assistance
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
I had the repairman come and he said I was just not loading the machine correctly and it was out of balance. I did get the door to open before he came. I am washing much smaller loads now and it seems to be okay.
Expert:  esequiel walker replied 6 years ago.
great lucky no major damage as maytag is expensive

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