Today in technology sucks, my washing machine not only refused to start, but the door is jammed. My clothes are stuck inside, even after unplugging the machine. I tried various things, including using a credit card to unlock the door, but it broke. Haha.

I'm now about to try another technique involving a nylon string. Or maybe I'll run into the woods, never to be seen again.

Yesterday's failures can be today's victories: I have no idea how I fixed it, but I managed to fix my shitty washing machine. Again.

I followed a tutorial for the thermal sensor issue I had. It started great, but after a few steps it appeared I had a slightly different model and I gave up, having no idea what to do next.

But I had messed with various wires in the process, and apparently I accidentally put back in place a loose wire... not sure which one. Problem solved, at least for now.

@ice Damn, hope the nylon string works! Also, if you do run into the woods, mind if I join you? We can discuss our shared disdain for utterly pointless “smart” tech while picking berries or something I dunno.

@shahaan It's apparently a very smart machine, it's even written on it. Though I never used that feature, apparently there's an app for this, I mean, I can't think of any scenario where I'd remotely need to control it with my phone, since I barely know which buttons to press to start a program on this thing...

Yeah, running into the woods seems to be the smartest thing to do at this point. But maybe not without clothes.

@ice We had this repeatedly at our old place! Ended up using a flexible butter knife to poke the latch. I got quite good at it.

Out of curiosity, after unplugging it and leaving it for a while, did you try plugging it back in and leaving it for a while again? *sometimes* that works to get it to unlock.

@gbrnt It has finally unlocked on its own! But it locks itself again every time I try to launch any program, with the same dreaded error I already encountered several times in the past. I'll guess need once again to unscrew everything and randomly clean every part I can reach until it starts to work again.

At least I can now run into the woods with (dirty) clothes.

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