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Door is locked

Just did a wash cycle, door is locked, how do I open it?

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Unplug the machine. Remove the bottom access panel (three torx screws along the bottom). Reach up under the area where the door lock is and feel for a round door release mechanism. Pull down and the door will unlock.

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Posted on Jul 19, 2008

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