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On my whirlpool 7 sense washing machine door light comes on 10 seconds after start and machine stops and wont start without power down

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Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,
There is likely to be a problem with either the door solenoid/lock or the 'door closed' sensor. Both require a service engineer's attention I suggest. Sorry ;-0(
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Posted on Mar 22, 2011

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