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Soap door opens during drying cycle because soap is still dry when it says its finished

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The soap door solenoid may have had water leak into it causing it to jam. The solenoid is mounted behind the main door interior panel which must be removed to access the part. Be sure to turn off the power to the machine before working on it. Make sure that the soap door operates freely when unlatched. The solenoid itself, has a metal plunger that is drawn into the coil when it is powered on and that unlatches the soap door. Take the plunger out of the coil and clean any white deposits from it--same with the coil interior. Don't apply oil to anything as it will gum-up the solenoid operation. Hope this helps.

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ALARM CODES

E11 Problems with water fill in wash phase E10 Cycle PAUSED 8.2
E12 Problems with water fill in drying E10 Cycle PAUSED 8.3
E21 Problems with water drain in wash phase E20 Cycle PAUSED 8.4
E22 Problems with water drain during drying or drying
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E32 Incorrect calibration of analogic (electronic) pressure
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E33
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