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Door is locked! Won't open! Laundry is stuck inside!

The door lock won't open - I have tried the 5 secs  on the End of Cycle button.  Help!  My laundry is stuck inside!

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Re: Door is locked! Won't open! Laundry is stuck...

If the water has not completely emptied, this wont allow the door to open. Check by lowering the outlet hose into a bowl. If a fair amount of water comes the problem is likely to be a pump blockage

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