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My kenmore front load washer door is locked & the power button

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My kenmore front load washer door is locked & the power button doesn't work
Thanks for counting on us to help with your appliance problem. My name is XXXXX XXXXX I look forward to helping you! Unplug the machine to begin with. Can you see any water in the tub that has not been drained out?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I can't tell if there is water in the drum

Okay, has it been unplugged for a while now?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

It had been unplugged for more than 5 minutes butt

That did not help

Okay, and what happens when you press the power button? Does it give three short beeps or what exactly happens?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Nothing it seems dead no sound no light & I already checked my breakers

Do you have a ground fault outlet in the laundry room that may have tripped at the outlet itself?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

The outlet is fine its working

Okay, so if the outlet is good and you are certain it is working, the control is likely at fault and will need to be replaced. If you need to get the door open to retrieve your clothes, you can remove the three screws from the bottom of the front panel and set that panel aside. Reach up the RH side of the door, behind the front panel, and there will be a release lever on the bottom of the door lock. If you pull that lever, it will manually unlock the door so you can get the clothes out. To replace the control, you will need to remove the three screws at the back of the top panel and slide the panel back and lift it off. The control is in the RF corner, near the top of the machine.

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