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My door will not open

Done cycle and wont open

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All washers have a time delay on the door lock, sometimes this unit burns out. Most washers have a cord to pull to unlock the front door this is usually accessible by taking the top panel off & searching for the cord.

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"Shuts OFF In The Middle Of The Spin Cycle:
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