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I need to cancel a washing cycle in the middle of the cycle.

The Delay button is blinking and I can't get the washer to proceed with cycle.  I pressed cancel (unlock) button so that I could check some contents and now I can't get the load to continue.  I would like to either cancel and start over or continue but I can't get the machine to start again.

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I also had this problem, i switched the machine setting to drain, then it cancelled the delay, and i was able to reset

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Usually pressing PAUSE/CANCEL twice cancels the cycle and shuts it off allowing you to then re-start the cycle. If not try unplugging it and see if it resets to allow you to start cycle again.

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