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Kenmore HE3 stuck in delay cycle and won't unlock or cancel

My Kenmore Elite HE3 washer is stuck with "30" on the delay setting, is locked and is making a constant buzzing sound. I tried unplugging for an hour hoping it would reset, but it doesn't help. I have wet clothes inside - help!

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YOu more than likely have suds in your washer, or an extremely unbalanced load. push the pause cancel button twice, that should unlock the washer. open the washer, and look inside. Is there a lot of suds, or towels that are tangled up? If so, add some fabric softener to the wash tub and do a rinse drain spin (for suds) for the extremely unbalanced load, take the towels (or what ever load you are doing) and put about 1/2 of them in. I have the same washer and have experienced this "problem" once or twice in 7 years. And those were the two culprits. Hope that helps

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