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Front door won't close

As we were drying a small piece of carpeting, the machine got overloaded to one side and "walked out" into the middle of the floor. I guess the door came open and slightly wedged up against the far wall. (Why didn't the machine shut off? Maybe it did, but took a while for it to come to a complete stop.)

As it stands now, the door will not snap closed. I've pressed the "Unlock door" button and tried numerous different things to see if it will snap shut again, but to no avail. It doesn't look like anything got bent, but I'm no expert.

Any suggestions?

Thanks!
Bob

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It appears your lid switch/door latch has failed in this instance.

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If your unit has never been serviced - there should still be an original service manual enclosed in plastic taped to the inside of the shell.
In the service manual are Error codes, maintenance procedures, and troubleshooting steps you can follow.


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