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My whirlpool 7.5kg 6th sense front loader has stopped 1 min from completing the Mixed Wash cycle. Normally at 1 min it then swings over to 'end' and we can open the door. I have tried turning the power off (at the power point) and changing to 'quick wash' and 'spin' cycles but it will not do anything. Is there a 'back up' way of opening the door so we can get the clothes out? Thank you.

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Hi Anonymous, is the machine draining out? If not,the pressure switch will not allow the door to unlock to keep from spilling gallons of water on your floor. If that's the case, there's probably something blocking the drain pump. A sock, bunch of lint or even a quarter can block the pump intake. You should be able to access the pump clean out behind the small door at the bottom of the front panel. Get a good wet vac and slowly open the trap and vacuum until no more water is leaking out. If that doesn't solve the problem, it could be a bad door lock assembly, which will need to be replaced. Hope that helps.

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