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Unable to start the machine

Everytime I try to start, machine makes 3 clicking sounds and stops. Seems like machine is trying to lock the door but it is not locking itself.

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Sounds like a few assumption, sounds like it needs a new door interlock as this model has a magnetic lock and the clicking means it's not engaging. However, worst case scenario is that the module is faulty too.

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