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Can not get washer to quit blinking and will not start washing

I interrupted the washing machine and hit the cancel after it was already washing for 35 min. I wanted to add more clothes and restart. It will not let me restart anything. it is just flahing the time. I try to cancel - pick a different type of washing and just chnages times from the different cycles i am trying.

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