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Front load washer stops and starts and door lock light remains on

The machine will fill and begin to wash, then it will stop on its own, sometims it will continue later. If I push on the door it will restart, once I let go it stops.

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Re: Front load washer stops and starts and door lock...

You probably have a bad door latch or door interlock. Both, if defective will cause the symptoms you describe. The door must remain closed and lock before a wash cycle will begin, and for it to complete properly.

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