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Washing machines door open light is on, but door is shut

My washing machine is Whirlpool awm8163. The door open light is on, even though the door is closed. When I started the cycle it started to let the water in for a few seconds, then it stopped and started making a beeping noise and flashing the letter F and number 7. Can anyone help please.

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Found it for myself - F7=motor fault. New motor brushes fixed it. This error code will come up if the motor fails to turn on demand at any point in a program, be it filling, in a wash cycle, or spinning.



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