Whirlpool Washing Machine Lock [Problems & Solutions

If your are having trouble with your Whirlpool washing machine lock, this quick guide gives you the steps to take…

Whirlpool Washing Machine Lock Strike Broken — Solved

If your Whirlpool washing machine lock strike is broken, you’ll need to replace it. The steps below show you how to do this…

Front Loaders

The steps below show you how to replace the door strike in your Whirlpool front loader washing machine…

Step 1. As a safety precaution, make sure to disconnect the appliance from the outlet and turn the water faucets off before starting this repair.

Step 2. Open the door of your machine. With a Torx-20 screwdriver, loosen the screws holding the strike to the door assembly. Take the part off the door, then discard it.

Step 3. Take your new washer door strike out of its packaging. Mount the new strike on the door assembly, then tighten the screws to secure it.

Step 4. Plug your washing machine back into the electrical outlet, then turn the taps back on. Turn the machine on to ensure that the door locks properly.

Top Loaders

Take the following steps to replace the lid strike in your Whirlpool top loader washing machine…

Step 1. Before starting this repair, we recommend disconnecting your machine from the outlet in order to prevent electrical damage.

Step 2. Open the lid of your machine, then use a Torx -15 screwdriver to loosen the nuts holding the lid strike to the bottom of the top panel. Pull the strike off the panel, then discard it.

Step 3. Prepare the new lid strike for installation by taking it out of its packaging. Mount the new lid strike on the top panel, then apply the screws with your Torx screwdriver.

Step 4. Close the lid of your washing machine, then reconnect the power cord to the outlet. Try turning the machine on to ensure that the lid locks properly.

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Whirlpool Washing Machine Lock Stuck — How To Fix

If your Whirlpool washing machine lock is stuck, try unplugging the machine from the power outlet and leaving it for about 5 minutes. If the door still doesn’t unlock, you’ll need to do it manually.

Run some string or fishing line around the door frame. Pull both ends of the string together firmly away from the door lock (this should force the strike open). If this issue occurs frequently, you may need to replace the door lock assembly. Read this article to learn how to do this: Whirlpool Washing Machine Error Codes.

Whirlpool Washing Machine Control Panel Lock — How To Fix

To turn off the Child Lock In your Whirlpool washing machine, all you need to do is hold down the Start button for a few seconds until you see the indicator go off.