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Washer opened during cycle

My daugher opened the washing machine shortly after it started now it is shut down. i get lights but it will not start...what should i do

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Hello kjmjkm
Welcome to Fixya

You said,
Your daughter opened the washing machine shortly after it started now it is shut down. You get lights but it will not start...what should You do?

O'kay, this should be painless.
Unplug the washer for 5 minutes( If you can not reach the plug, turn off the breaker instead)
When you plug it back in it should reset the system and the problem should be solved!

Let me know ho you are!
Thank You Huuum

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I feel you will be solved.

Posted on Oct 04, 2008

  • Neil Golan
    Neil Golan Oct 05, 2008

    The washer will not start
    1. Make sure door is firmly closed.
    2. Make sure the washer is plugged in.
    3. Make sure the water source faucet is turned on.
    4. Make sure to press the Start/Pause pad.
    5. Make sure the Child Lock is not activated,

    If still not working perhaps the Child Lock is on by accident.
    See if you have these buttons and attempt to unlock the child lock!
    The washer controls can be locked to prevent
    unwanted use by children.
    1. Press the Chime and Delay
    Start pads at the same time for
    three seconds.
    2. The Child Lock light will
    3. To unlock, press the Chime and Delay Start pads
    at the same time for three seconds. The Child
    Lock light will go out.

    Perhaps it had nothing to do with your daughter opening the door.
    Check these causes for not running!
    • Plug cord into live electrical outlet.
    • Check fuse or reset circuit breaker.
    • Close door and push the Start/Pause pad to start the washer.
    For your safety, the washer will not tumble or spin unless the door is
    • This may be a pause or soak period in the cycle.
    Wait briefly and it may start.
    • Check screens on inlet hoses at the faucets for obstructions.
    Clean screens periodically.



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