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Paused. now stuck. cannot open, turn off, etc.

My machine was running and I had to hit the pause button for a few minutes. I went back to turn the machine back on to finish the cycle and now the clock just blinks at me with how many minutes are left, the machine is trying to drain although there is no water left in it, I hit the pause button again and again and nothing happens, none of the other buttons do anything, the door is locked and cannot be opened. The only thing I can do at this point is unplug it to keep the machine from continually trying to drain. Can the machine be reset somehow to get everything back in order? Tahnks

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  • Julie Swenson Mar 21, 2007

    Update for anyone else who may need to know....
    It appears it was a control board issue. The repair technician was out yesterday and it seems one of the connections was not in tight enough. Haven't used the machine enough yet to know for sure if the problem is fixed but it does seem to be. For the do-it yourselfers -- you have to take the top cover off of the machine to find the connection board. Make sure all of the connections are securely in place.

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    Pressed start pause button when machine had not finished and now cannot open the door



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Unpluggin the machine is pretty much the only way to reset it.Leave it unplugged for a couple hours if that doesnt work its most like a control board issue

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Starting a load of clothes OK forgot couple towels tryed to restart and F 1 came on so unplugged and replughtd back in then the pause/cancel light on door won't open and no buttons work so ???

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When my washer does this I press the End of Cycle button for 3 sec. and it resets.

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