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There should be a LOCK ICON with an LED to tell you whether the Front Load door is locked or unlocked.
If the machine door wont open after the wash cycle, the dryer function or the drainage function hasnt completed.
What you can try is just choose the dryer function after the completed wash cycle if the problem arises again.
IF that doesnt work, then look at bottom of the machine; there should be a flap present which you generally open up to get to the manual drainage valve.. you just pull that open and drain any leftover water .. After the water recedes.. the LOCK icon should be off and you can then open the front load door
Not sure if you mean when it is fully off or operating, but if you mean that once it is operating the door won't open, then the following applies...
Once a front loader wash cycle starts, the door on a front loader is physically (electronically) locked until the full cycle ends after spin dry. This is to prevent anyone opening the door and letting all the water out in the middle of the wash cycle, which a lot of people try to do to put in more clothing etc.
I don't know if I have the same model SAMSUNG front loader, but I have a similar problem. The door has decided to stay locked at the end of the cycle. I can turn it off and on and even send it through another cycle, but at the end of the washing, it drains, goes to END but does not go the extra step of unlocking, like it usually would about 1min after ending the cycle.
My clothese have been through about 6 different cycles, hoping it will magically clikc open at the end. I assume they are very clean, but getting dizzy.
Your door interlock has failed & needs to be replaced.Usually the computer should come up with error code DE error,& if your machine's main p.c.b/computer may have been taken out also,If this is the case it will need to be rewired to fix the problem,hopefully it is just the door lock if not it may cost up to $500 dollars to repair.GOOD LUCK.