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The washer can't tell that the door is closed

The sensor does know that the door is down

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Hello Phyllis;


My name is Peter. I am a retired field service appliance technician.


I would be more than happy to help you with the issue, but I do not know what washer you have. They are all different.


Please resubmit your question with the model number. Open the door, the model number is on a label. Please extrapolate on the problem.

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