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Opening door My machine has stopped and has a tiny bit of water in it. The door is locked and the water won't drain out. Is there any way I can open the door to retrieve my washing.

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This machine has an interlock that keeps the door shut until you've got the water out. In the short term, unhook the drain hose from its standpipe and lower the end into a basin on the floor. This should be enough to empty the water out the machine (though it may take a while if the problem is one of blockage). Once the water is out, you should be able to open the door. After that, it would be helpful to know what has happened to the machine. Is it making any noises? are there any lights on? How far through the cycle did it get? Has it still got power (check it really is plugged in and that the fuse in the plug hasn't gone)? A.

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