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FH error The machine has an FH error flashing and will not let me open the door the door remains locked after pushing and holding cancel. The cycle time is also flashing and the machine(HE3t) seems to be stuck in the pumping water mode. I have unplugged the machine for the whole night and still nothing has changed. Please help, what can I do?

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If you click on the following link, it explains the "FH" error in great detail and how to troubleshoot:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r615354-fh_error_code_whirlpool_duet_kenmore

If you still cannot open the washer door, here's another link you can follow that explains how to gain access inside:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r622155-kenmore_elite_whirlpool_duet_door_jammed

Please read through the information carefully and let me know if you need further assistance. I hope you find this information helpful.

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