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My duet washer is locked and will not reset

My duet washer is locked and I have tried to hold the control button to reset. It will not open and seems "frozen." I have unplugged it and will wait a while then plug it back in. Any other ideas?

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To open the door,remove the bottom panel. Teach up inside on the lock side and find the pull ring. Pull on the ring while putting pressure on the door. It will open. Have the door lock wax motor and mechanism replaced.

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