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Washer won't work

The door is closed and appears to be securely shut but when I push the start button the light continues to blink and the washer won't start. What do you think is the problem? Maybe the sensor thinks the door is not closed but it is. Is there a way to override this so I can do my laundry? Help!

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  • julie282 Nov 02, 2008

    I have the exact same problem. Do I need to call a repairman or can I fix it myself?

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