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My front loader hydrax model washing machine cannot open its door even after the washing cycle has completed I have tried to contact the local dealer and is taking a very long time to come inspect and my clothes have been there for almost a week please tell me how to unlock the door manually

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If the drain pump/alve has worked and the water has drained off the machine then you can reset the door switch by pushing the safety lever down to release the lock on the door .
Now this can be done only if you can observe very carefully using a good position and light to locate the door lock and release lock lever from the program controller.
Once this is done , check the program without clothes on a low wash and see if the door jams or if this is a fault on the program controller unit.

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