The Kenmore Elite HE3 is a washing machine by Kenmore.

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f 06 error. How can I get the door unlocked?

Our washer is 12 years old and we are ready to replace it. I know F 06 is electrical so we aren't going to repair it. I need to get the door unlocked though to free my clothes. Is there a way to do this without starting a cycle and making my clothes even wetter?

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Cathy, here is a way to gain access to your washer if the door is locked shut.

1. Remove the lower panel under the door by loosening the three screws under the bottom edge on the front of the washer. HINT: If you prop up the front feet of the washer with some small blocks of wood, this will make access to the screws much easier.

2. With the screws removed, the lower panel should drop down then come off. If the panel sticks, a light tap on either side will knock it loose.

3. Reach your hand up inside the washer behind the front casing on the right-hand side. This is where the door latch assembly is located.

4. At the bottom of the door latch assembly is a small pull tab. This is the manual release for the door. Pull the tab straight down and the door will come open.

Sometimes these doors will not unlock for whatever reason. You can also try to reset the CCU by unplugging the washer for AT LEAST 30 minutes." you can download a service manual from here Hope this helps, good luck.

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