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Blinking red lights and no washer operation

I cannot get my washer restarted after interupting its early normal operation to add an item. I hit the cancel/puase button and when I heard the lock release, I opened the door and added the item. I didn't realize there was a bit too much soap in the washer, so when I opened the door, some suds rolled out, but no big deal.

Anyway, now a I get a blinking red light on any choice, and when I push the start button, nothing happens.

I removed the clothes, some water remains in the washer, and tried the manual drain function, but it too blinks and refuses to respond to the start button.

Any suggestions?

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  • niacc Jun 16, 2008

    Thanks, Lumpy816. The pin is indeed gone and that is the problem. I cut a little off a genuine BMW plastic pin like thing and it fit the hole just right, with the door pushing it fully in, all works as it should.

    I'll check out the proper replacement part price and take care of it.

    Great help. Much appreciated.


  • Toby Norton
    Toby Norton May 11, 2010

    Have you checked your door latch? When you opened and re-closed the door you may have broken your latch assembly. Open the door. There should be 2 holes on the door frame. A suare one where the latch goes and a black round one that has a pin sticking out of it. If that pin is missing/ broken, the machine won't run.


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Dave, glad I could help, I'll mark this one as solved.

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