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Not responding to anything!

My daughter tried to cancel the wash cycle midway, and I don't know what she did, but the door is unlocked and won't lock, there are clothes sitting in water in there. It's blinking 12 minutes left, but won't responde to anything! I have held down the pause/cancel button numerous times, I have tried to lock the door so I could drain it, but it won't lock. I have tried getting it to restart, it won't do that. Please help!

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Unplug it for 30 min to reset some time 2 hours. It has a computer in it That is like rebooting.

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