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Why won't the door open on my Kenmore front-loading washer?

I have a Kenmore HE2+ (front loading) washer. The door is locked and I cannot open it. I first tried to push stop twice, which usually works, but it won't open. I tried doing a rinse/drain/spin cycle but I can't even push the "start" button. I also tried to unplug it, but when I turn it back on, the door is still locked. I've tried all of the troubleshooting tips in the manual. I have clothes in there that are going to mildew if I don't get this fixed quickly. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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by LYLE W. Earned 136,319 community points in Kenmore
March 26th, 2009
Sharon Grutsch
Oh the internet is a marvel. Where else you going to get advice at 11 pm on a Wednesday evening on how to unlock your washer door? Thank you thank you. Mine just stopped and would not fill or unlock,,, is it a fluke you think? It's the 2nd time in about a year that I've had to do this. Or something wrong with the computer controls? Anyway thanks a whole bunch again!
Sharon Grutsch
Especially 6 year old advice that still works ;)
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by ARTURO INTO CORTINAS 8 Earned 8 community points in Kenmore
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