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Lid switch won't unlock at end of cycle

The lid switch won't unlock at the end of a cycle.  I tried running through the other cycles and that did not help.  Any ideas on ho to unlock the switch?  Thanks

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Yes! The lid/door WILL UNLOCK after a 45 to 60 second delay, This is for YOUR SAFETY this action prevents you from opening the lid/door to a coasting washbasket. You CAN or WILL be seriously injured if you insert your hand(s) into the machine before the washbasket stops!

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