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Kenmore Elite HE 4 Electric Washer won't start with button pressed

When I set the load type then press the start button, occassionally my washer will just make a faint noise, but not the louder clicking noise associated with locking the door. An error code does not appear, it just won't start. I'll cancel out and come back later, sometimes starting without any other issues, but like today, I just can't get it to start/lock door. I've got laundry piling up and don't know if there is a quick fix or if I should schedule a technician. Any thoughts? Thanks in advance, Leslie

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Hi cds5,
Welcome to fixya.com
I'm Huum,
Try this fix.
It may reset the system.
1.pull the plug out for 5 minutes, or if you can not reach it you can turn it off at the breaker. Then after 5 minutes plug it back on. rebooting it like this sometimes gets the kinks out and resets it.
2. if not then it sounds like the door switch may be faulty.
how old is the unit?
bless you , Huuum
Please do not forget to leave a rating.
Thank You,

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