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Control lock light on

Light on -- pause won't stop it, reset it. Unplugging doesn't reset it.

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    Control locked light is on -- washer won't operate

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    Control lock light on - washer won't operate

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PRESS AND HOLD THE DRAIN BUTTON FOR ABOUT 3 SECONDS THAT WILL UNLOCK DISPLAY SIMPLE

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