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Turns off during cycle

I can't reach my husband and am tackling this myself. Just today, in the last 2 minutes of the cycle, the pause/start button seemed to go off - unlocking the door. I pushed the button and the drum turned a couple times in each direction and the darn pause/start button seemed to turn off again unlocking the door. I couldn't get the cycle to finish. I came online to this site and saw the suggestion about cleaning the filter/trap by removing the bottom panel (and 3 screws) and I too found an assortment of coins and junk (and I'm pretty good about checking pockets before washing clothes - well, I guess not good enough!). Anyhow, I thought all my problems were solved. NOPE! It still stops after a couple drum rotations. Any ideas?

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  • lorijar Jan 28, 2008

    Yes - dispenser door is closed completely. I have a dial but it has a digital readout as well. Regarding the load, it was a full load of darks (jeans, stuff like that). So I took out half of the soaking wet clothes (thinking the washer was being tempermental) and it still didn't work. I then removed all but 4-6 lighter weight pieces and no such luck. One solution had mentioned unplugging which I did and now I am running a RINSE&SPIN cycle on the 4-6 pieces!! However, I don't know if a true wash cycle will work - I'll try that after this RINSE&SPIN ends. I'll let you know but please, if you have a suggestion, I'll be happy to try it! THANK YOU!

  • lorijar Jan 29, 2008

    I believe all is well in the laundry world now. After cleaning the filter, and then unplugging the washer for a couple secs, it appears to working just fine now. Hey tech17, I want to thank you for getting back to me so quickly - that was really great to know someone was out there that I could ask questions of. Thanks again!!!!!

  • robert samples May 11, 2010

    how much clothes do you have in it when this happens is the despenser door shut all the way is it electronic controls or timer model



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Well lets see what happens then reply to me

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