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GE front load washer indicates door is locked but it is not

My washer will not start as the door lock indicator is jacked. When I push the start button it shows not locked, when paused it shows locked but will open. It appears backwards to normal operation (door locked indicator comes on when start button is pushed).

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It appears your main controller board has failed in this instance.

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