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Door is Locked

The door on my front loader is locked and I cant get any of the controls to light up. I tried to unplug it and plug it back in. Im afraid if i force the door I will break it.

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You need to re-connect the power, leave for a few (20 seconds) then open the door. assuming you have emptied out all the water. the door have a timer fitted.

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