How do you unlock a washing machine door mid cycle?
You can unlock front-load washing machines within the first 5 minutes of the cycle by pressing the Start / Pause button. Your washing machine will check if it's safe, and if the water level isn't too high or the water too hot, it will allow you to open it. If the machine is in the middle of a wash, check your machine's manual for an emergency drain feature. If it has one, you can follow the steps in the manual to make the machine stop, drain, and unlock safely in seconds. However, the emergency drain feature can damage your machine, so only do this when you have no other choice.
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