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"F" but no messages

Periodically when we have been away for say 5 days and return our machine flashes "F" but there are no messages. What would cause this and is there any solution. Thanks

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I just pulled the cord with the "tubular" connection from the back of the machine and then reattached. That cleared the problem. I have no idea if that is the correct solutionn, however it worked for me.

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