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Front loader will only wash on normal cycle

I have a front loading machine that will only wash on the "Normal" cycle. I left it unplugged several hours hoping that would reset things, but it did not.

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The ECU is likely bad. Replace it.


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2. No extra effort except putting cloths and detergent inside.
3. No need to observe in between while washing. Start and forgot. You can go market and come back.
4. No issue if electricity or water went out during washing.
4. Take more water compare to toploading semi-automatic.
5. You can not open it once it started.

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1. Better washing than toploading as technologically proofed.
2. No extra effort except putting cloths and detergent inside.
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4. No issue if electricity or water went out during washing.
4. Take more water compare to toploading semi-automatic.
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