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Why won't my Maytag washer unlock the door?

The door locked as if it was on but its off and I can't unlock it and I was wondering if there is a way to open the door.

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Maytag , Building Supplies , Washers
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Lyle W
Hello Andy. For that new Maytag washer that you have, you will need to UNPLUG the washer and remove the bottom front service panel as shown in the image below. Carefully reach up along the inside of that front panel and pull down on the manual release tab that is on the bottom of the door latch assembly. You should then be able to open the washer door. If you need more help, let us know.
by Lyle W Earned 2,989 community points in Washers
August 6th, 2011
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Manage My Life
The model number for my locked washer is MHWE200XW00. Will the above method work? Thanks
by Manage My Life
August 5th, 2011
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Fred M
Without a model number I can't give you a specific answer but if you have a Maytag MAH style front load washer the door can be unlocked by pulling the release cord located in the dispenser area. See the first image below.

You will have to remove the dispenser bezel (trim) to access the cord to pull it to open the locked door. The 2nd image below shows how to do this.

If you have a different model then submit another quesiton with a model number for a more specific answer.
by Fred M Earned 3,489 community points in Washers
July 7th, 2009
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Manage My Life
Thanks for the guidacne. Clothes are out!
by Manage My Life
August 6th, 2011
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