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Water not draining, can't open door

I Have been putting hose into bucket to water garden, I think the water has backed up,  I have tried every setting nothing happens.  Can't drain machine, open door and remove washing.  HELP!

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Press "end of cycle" button & wait for 2 minutes before trying the door. Machine shd be 'on'. Then plug off the wall & below........

Check your exit hose spigot, it may be clogged. This is if your filter is all clean. There should be air for passage in the standpipe behind. Your hose should not fit airtight into the standpipe and neither too deep into it. Snaking out your standpipe would be good too.

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I cannot tell whether you are talking about (1) the little bit of residual water in the machine after it's done, or (2) about a machine that's stopped mid-cycle with a good deal of water, so I'll respond to both cases.

(1) The lowest point in the washing machine is the drain outlet at the back to which the drain hose attaches. First remove the free end of the drain hose from the drain pipe and place it in a bucket sitting on the floor. That will get most of the water. Then place a towel on the floor and remove the other end of the drain hose from the machine. Remaining water will spill out from the outlet and hose onto the towel. You might get a little more if you lift the front of the machine, tilting it backward.

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