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Door locking is flashing so it wont start a cycle

My machine acts like it is going to start it does a couple of clicking and brrr noises then the red light door lock starts 2 flash so it stops the machine from working ( does not even get to loading any water in ) I need to put it to the off position and wait a bit b4 i can open the door
it is a whirlpool awo6761/S......I cant do any washing at all or draining I have cleaned everything I can think of and also checked the door that seams fine any help much appriciated as it is only a year old and just recently had a new drum! ty Leeanne

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Re: door locking is flashing so it wont start a cycle

Try pressing "end of cycle" button; wait a couple of minutes to open your door, do not force. Then shut door to restart your new cycle..........

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