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Washer control panel flashing and won't restart

I pressed pause to add a garment (at the appropriate time) to my whirlpool duet washer. Now the control panel is flashing and I can't get it to restart. What should I do?

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  • Anonymous Feb 02, 2009

    Pressed pause ,opened it and it is flashing and wont come back on.

  • Anonymous Feb 02, 2009

    Timer never stopped after 2hr (it was only on for 50 mins) so i opened the door and closed i. The time keeps flashin but the washer won't restart or continue.

  • jscott2388 Feb 03, 2009

    I have the exact same problem as the last person who posted. AGGGGGGHHH!

  • erica graber May 11, 2010

    what is it flashing? any codes f02, suds,?

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I don't know if this is a real solution but it wokred for me. I just unplugged it for about 10 minutes and then plugged it back in. The flashing stopped and I was then able to resume normal function.

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Is the door locked and the Add A Garment light off?
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