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how can I disable the lock on my new top load Kenmore washer?

I'm a life time Kenmore man. I just purchased a new 2011Kenmore top-load washing machine (110.21102010). On day one I am extremely disappointed. I am a grandparent and unless there is a fix for this ridiculous lid lock this machine is going back to the Sears store it came from.
c. Moore

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Manage My Life
by Manage My Life
August 21st, 2012
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GAYAM WALTER
I AM actually shopping for a new washer, and I'm about to give up. Thinking about doing something REALLY good for the environment and buying an old style reconditioned Maytag like the one I had when my kids were little. That served me well for 20 years or so. The used appliance store near me has one of these models in the window, and it's looking better to me every time I pass by. Good price, too!
GAYAM WALTER
Kinda crude, Manage. Made me laugh, but it could have been said without the adult language. That turns too many people off who then tend to dismiss what you have to say. The real issue, as I see it, is that bottom up government in a consumer driven marketplace is no more. Americans are giving away rights in the name of saving the environment. Of course, it's a GOOD thing to be concerned about the environment. But there is SOOO much legislation out there and so many idiotic things are buried in all of it. (Hey, off the subject, but CFL bulbs are a REAL hazard!) But it's all for our own good, after all. What a relief to know that I have the government to take care of all the things I can't figure out for myself. Like how to be careful about driving my water bill sky high. Which is as effective a means as any other for encouraging sensible water usage.
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June 23rd, 2011
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October 7th, 2012
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Lee Main
by Lee Main Earned 32 community points in Kenmore
May 1st
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Lee Main
Well, I have to eat my words. Popping that little hook out did not cure the problem. Still, God does exist!
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March 27th, 2011
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August 6th, 2011
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Debra Sanders
I think this is a wonderful idea
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March 9th, 2012
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by Alice Lemke Earned 18 community points in Kenmore
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GAYAM WALTER
Alice, I may look at Speed Queen, too. I feel the same way you do. I'm actually considering buying an older model reconditioned machine.
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by Sonya Bell Earned 18 community points in Kenmore
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by Manage My Life
February 21st, 2011
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by Lyle W Earned 136,301 community points in Kenmore
March 28th, 2011
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by Manage My Life
June 18th, 2011
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GAYAM WALTER
This isn't really a safety feature. Lids automatically locked on older washer while they were spinning or the spin stopped when the lid was lifted, anyway. The real reason I don't think they want the lid lifted is to prevent the consumer from adding more water, which can be problematic, depending on what type of load you're washing. If the machine reads the load as a small one, even if you have a few pair of really grungy jeans, it only adds a small amount of water and you may even need to wash the load twice to get it clean. All of the new machines choose the water level for you and you can't add more period. By claiming it as a safety feature, it can't legally be disabled by a professional.
GAYAM WALTER
I think the manufacturer has to comply with new government regulations. So much for bottom up government in a consumer driven free market economy.
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June 19th, 2011
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June 22nd, 2011
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Bonnie Sheets
This is... Kind of brilliant. I'm doing an LG in a similar fashion. Thanks!
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August 3rd, 2011
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Lyle W
by Lyle W Earned 136,301 community points in Kenmore
August 3rd, 2011
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Bonnie Sheets
While you are at it, ask them why every machine now locks, uses not enough water, so that I can't do any dying in the machine. There should be a unit designed for just those "full water" purposes. The yelling about the lid locks is just everywhere, all brands. Why the assumption that those uses are now forbidden? I am shopping for a new machine because my 20 year-old Kenmore "dying" machine is now caput. I think I am screwed. (thank you for relaying this input.)
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May 7th, 2012
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GAYAM WALTER
Spin cycles always stopped when the lids were lifted.
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