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Door will not unlock

Have washed load three times and it has completed everything and drained properly, but the door will not move to the unlock light and stays locked. It usually waits 2 minutes and then unlocks automatically. I have tried putting it on fast spin and then running on a complete wash but it still sticks on the dorr locked light.

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It sound like a lid switch problem .A defective lid switch could prevent you to open the door physically and as well will not move to the unlock light.The switch located inside the machine near the door frame. You should open the top panel (open 2 screws and then slide it out) then you will have an access to it . You can test it by multi-meter (it is an on/off switch). In case of a deffective switch, it should be replaced. Be aware that you should remove machine's power cable before starting your test !!!! Good luck !!!

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