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Wont lock to start cycle- o unplug and plug back in machine

I have to unplug and plug back in my machine for the cycle door to lock and start the cycle.. all the lights are functioning and the machine will wash- but each time i start a new load- i have to uunplu and then it will click locked to start.

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Defective door lock assm,,,replace

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