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Kenmore Elite Front Loader HE 4t washer

My HE 4t was making a very loud whistling sound during a cycle, so I unplugged the washer. I plugged the washer back up to finish my load. Once the load was complete, I unplugged the washer again because all the lights were lit on the machine. 12 hours later i plugged the washer back up, and now the machine will not work, and I have 8:88 going across the timer. Please help. Email: bubbalicious1965@yahoo.com

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