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The error F26 does indicate a fault in the door switch circuit. See the image below for a complete listing of what can cause this error. There is a door unlock error that would display if the door is not locking or unlocking but the F26 means the control is not seeing the door switch open and close. One thing to try first before scheduling service or replacing the part is to check the connections on the door switch.
Unplug the washer first and remove the lower access panel and reach up to the door lock and try to feel for the connections and make sure they're tight.
Not all that uncommon on some front loaders. Yes, it is trying to lock and unlock. You can try two different things that might work. 1) Unplug the unit and let it set for 5 minutes and see if it then unlocks itself. Some units have a bi-metal timing that can take from 2-4 min. to release after the spin stops. 2) Wake up unit by pressing start or any button that starts the lock clicking. Have your hands on the door with some gentle pressure because if it unlocks you can pull the door open. Sometimes these things get mixed up and lock, unlock, and lock again. Once you get it open it usually clears up and does not happen very often.
Your whirlpool duet washer needs a reset to resolve the control lock problem. Press and hold the END OF CYCLE button for 15 seconds to unlock the control. Please get back to me if you have any other questions.