Dilemma: Started a load of clothes and forgot an item, but washer had locked (about 2 minutes after agitation started). Got a butter knife to pry it open, which I'd done before with no problem. Washer lid wouldn't go back down afterwards. So I forced it, only because I didn't want detergent and bleach splashing everywhere.
Washer wouldn't agitate after force close.
Turned off breaker switch and removed front cover. No broken pieces found, but there is a small crack in part of the latch (SEE PHOTO)
Tried to play around with it for a while. Nothing.
Stack washer/dryer. Dryer works fine. Washer still has unfinished load inside. Unsure if timer still working.
Attached photo is the way things look right now. Not sure if I caused that crack when forcing lid, but most likely.
Afraid to detach unit ..didn't want to cause more damage. Thanks in advance for the help, guys.