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Can you add clothes to washer after cycle starts?

On LG WM2688H Front Load Washer, I use Sanitary cycle a lot. Can you override the door lock to add clothes at any point? How?

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Although this isn't a great solution, it is the the best I've found to add a couple of clothes to a Sanitary wash:

  1. Hit the power button twice to stop the wash, turn it off and turn it back on.
  2. Select "Normal", cold/cold temperature, and start the new wash program.
  3. After filling with cold water for a couple of seconds, press pause, open the door and add your clothes. Note it will be very hot inside (don't get a burn). If the door won't open, let it fill a little longer and then try pause it again.
  4. Once the clothes are loaded, press power twice, select the Sanitary program you want and start the wash again. The washing machine is smart enough to know it is already full of water and clothes and it skips the weight calculation (the "time estimate" by spinning the load to figure out the weight).
Note this doesn't drain much of the water so it is a lot better than using the drain cycle, waiting for it to cool a little, adding the missing clothes, and starting a new Sanitary wash, complete with new detergent.

It does add a little cold water so the first part of the Sanitary program will be a little cooler than it would normally be, but not by much.

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If you try this you are asking for trouble.............

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Not really. Even if it lets you it will pump out the water first. This kind of defeats the purpose. If it didn't pump out the water it would spill on the floor.

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