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My control lock is on

We just moved and after my dad leveled machine and left town, I came home to find the control lock on. How do I turn this off?

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  • pecdec39 Dec 02, 2008

    Thanks so much for the solution and so quickly!!!!!!

  • Anonymous Dec 05, 2008

    i put in a load of laundry and my little boy likes to play with the buttons on the washer so when i tried to put another load in the control lock was on and i cant get it off

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Look to the far righton the control, button its marked "control lock" hold for 3-5 secs to unlock

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