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Wash cycle will not start

Press on, panel will light up but door latch will not click close; machine will not start cycle. repair person put new circuit board in. press on, panel lights up,door locks, cycle will not start. cannot get door to unlock.

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The door interlock is faulty, hit the door handle area with the palm of your hand, make sure machine is turned off 5 mins before hand. Replace door lock IRE bye.PS it should open when you hit it bye again. remember the palm of your hand

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From what you are describing it sounds like the door latch assembly needs to be replaced. This is not a simple DIY job though. I would recommend seeking guidance from a professional technician to properly replace the door latch to avoid any future issues. Some of these intricate parts require precision and patience, therefore when replacing such components or removing them from your appliance, I would suggest seeking professional assistance. I hope this has been beneficial. -Matt

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