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WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO KNOW? IF YOU NEED HELP UNLOCKING THE DOOR. THIS IS WHAT YOU DO. IN TH FRONT RIGHT OR LEFT CORNER OF THE DETERGENT AREA THERE IS RED, GREEN, ORANGE LIKE FISHINGHave to unplug the machine to get it to shut off - 2_bing.gif LINE FOR YOU TO MANUALLY RELEASE DOOR. THIS IS EASIER WITH PLYERS. PULL THE LINE DIAGONALLY TO THE LEFT BACK WHILE IN FRONT OF THE MACHINE AT THE SAME TIME PULL OPEN DOOR. IF YOU WANT TO DO MORE THAN GET YOUR CLOTHING2_bing.gif OUT . I WILL HELP YOU FUTHER IF YOU WANT.

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