How do you open a locked washing machine lid?
Unscrew the top of the washing machine and lift it off so you can access the back of the door catch. You’ll be able to push on the tip of the catch to release it. You may need a flathead screwdriver to help you if the catch is too stiff or fiddly to release with your fingers.
How do you unlock a locked Whirlpool washing machine?
Press the Drain and Spin button on the washer’s control panel to attempt to unlock the machine. This may drain any excess water that could cause the machine to remain locked. Once the Drain and Spin cycle completes, the door should unlock.
How do I open my locked Electrolux washing machine door?
On some machines, the door can be opened in an emergency by pulling down on a bar using a screwdriver or similar object, for example. If the machine has an emergency release, it is located next to the fluff filter.
How full can you fill a washer?
A top-load washing machine should never be filled to the top. The general rule of thumb is that you should add clothes until the machine is about two-thirds full. That’s two-thirds of loosely packed clothes, so don’t try to pack as many clothes as you can in that area either.
How do I stop my washing machine from overloading?
Follow these tips to avoid overloading: Place your clothes around the edges of the wash plate rather than piling them in the center of the washer. That way, your T-shirts and jeans will be able to move around and get clean. If you’re stuffing your clothes in, your load is too big.
What happens if you overfill washing machine?
If you overload the washing machine, clothes won’t be free to move around and get clean, because they can’t be properly soaked in water and laundry detergent. In addition, when you overload your washing machine, the washer adds extra stress to the motor and the tub bearings and you could damage your appliance.