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Can't find door latch release lever

I recently wrote that i had an f function code come up during my rinse cycle and now am waiting for 10 days before i can have a service tech come fix the problem. i have a bunch of towels in the washer, and would like to get them out so they don't

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Re: can't find door latch release lever

Press & hold drain/spin. Controls will unlock. Then press spin, to spin out the water.

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Re: can't find door latch release lever

Hopefully you got them out, but I have the same problem. The woman on the phone in the service station said to unplug the machine for about 20 minutes and then plug it back in. I did that but it didn't work. I kept asking the machine to drain and spin and finally the door latch released. Good luck.

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