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I have a front louder newer model samsung washing machine. The door was forced opened during cycle and now the lock is still in the locked position and I cannot reclose the door or get the locked to unlock so the door can be closed.

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The machine has to reset to bringg tthe lock to release, check the link to the lock settings to make the program complete the cycle and release the lock. Do not force it as you end up damaging.

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