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Not only does it have the error codes, it won't unlock.
First can you tell me how to open it, then how can I take it apart before I take a sledge hammer to it.

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Poroblem may be the door lock mech. Please check on the other solutions on this site where it said to check for loose wire connections to the CCU unit. This worked for me.

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Here are the steps to unlocking the door manually
1.Unplug machine
2.remove bottom panel
3.Reach up along the inside of the front panel and locate the botttom of the door latch assembly
4.Located on the bottom of the door latch assembly is a tear dropped shaped tab
5. Gently pull down on the tab about a 1/4 inch or until a click is heard.
6. You may now open the door.

This code means the door lock mechanism has failed or the central control unit has failed. Replace the door lock mech. first. This should fix the problem. (before replacing anything make sure there is no obstruction around the switch or in the switch.) After the machine has been unplugged it may fix itself. if not replace door lock mech.

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