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Kenmore HE3t Washing Machine display panel flashing

Problems began a couple weeks ago. Machine wouldn't drain all the way. Then the display panel started flashing and the door wouldn't open. I unplugged it and plugged it back in. No help. Now there is nothing on the display panel and the door is still locked. Any ideas?

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  • Anonymous Apr 21, 2009

    Help..our front load washer..which we have had problems with before, isnt' spinning..draining, etc. It is trying to spin..you can hear that from behind, but nothing is happening. I couldn't open the door, the panel was flashing and beeping. I finally got the door open and had to bring my soaking wet clothes to the neighbors. There is still water in the bin. WE have had problems before with it not draining. Can't get anyone out to fix it! HELP

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CHECK FUSE IN PLUG,PUMP, DOOR INTERLOCK

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