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"Pau" error message on the ATFB7000ES

I opened the door while it was already washing a load, to put one more item in the load. I did this and walked away. Later that evening I checked on the washer and the display says "PAU" then "ERR". I pressed cancel numerous times and tried to reset the machine but nothing worked. I was told that if you press the cancel button and the start button simultaneously for 3 seconds, it would reset the machine; unfortunately, this did not work either.
Do you have any suggestions on how I might fix this?

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Take out the plug for 5 min

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I see off your post your Frigidaire washer is showing a "PAU 12" code. Typically "PAU" stands for pause which means the cycle has been interrupted. I would open and close the door to assure that there is a proper connection between the door strike and door latch. If you check that and still receive the "PAU" I would recommend a reset, which can be done by flipping the household circuit breaker off for roughly ten minutes. Hopefully this is helpful. -Matt

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