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Front load washer

Door is locked, screen says LO.  cannot get it to complete cycle.  wont even reset after unplugging.  is there a sequence of buttons to press to get it unlocked? cant find manual

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Re: front load washer

LO means bad door lock switch or conrtol board. to get it open unlock manually by pulling plastic cable located in dispenser where soap is put in.

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