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Can't restart cycle

I was washing a load of towels. It was in the wash cycle when I used the pause button and opened the door and put the towel in. I closed the door and it would not start again no matter what button I tried. It is just flashing the buttons for each part of the cycle. Please help as the towels are beginning to really smell bad after being wet for several days Thank you

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  • chilpj Aug 09, 2008

    It was so simple and I should have thought of it myself. Thanks

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    can't get door unlocked to get towels out

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Have you tried unplugging for a short time and holding power button down before plugging back in? if you have and it still doesn't work suspect door latch or control bd

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