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Error Message Washer is loaded properly, nothing is in the door. Energy Efficient soap was added. The washer says it is paused. When I push the start/ pause button all the lights turn on and it gives me an error message. I have tried unplugging the washer and resetting it but it still gives me that message. I have also tried unloading the washer. It is possible that soap was added twice. In that case would there be too much soap in it?

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  • tj59007 May 13, 2009

    washing machine is stuck on pause. I can't adjust time, temp or anything else. any button I push err blinks with no error code. there is no water in machine. door opens fine. I've tried shutting power off for over 5 minutes. every time I turn power on machine says pause...43 (minutes?) and won't start or let me change anything.



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What is the error message ?
machne can lock on to mush soap

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