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What is the L5 red light that appears when I press start for wash

I put few white items into the washer with a little detergent and little bleach. Then pressed QUICK WASH and then set the temp to warm and cold, then pressed the start button and theh L% appears on the time remaining button. (There are no buttons, but you just press on the circles) Can any let me know what I was doing wrong? Any solution is appreciated. Thanks

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The control should flash this error code if it cannot detect the lid switch opening and closing properly.
This error code may also be used if there is a disagreement between the motor and machine controllers on the state of the lid switch.

The control should not allow the unit to run in this condition. This code will also appear if the user presses the START key while the lid is open.

Open the lid or press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display

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The way that I read the manual, your color safe bleach would go in the detergent dispenser. Your liquid chlorine bleach would go in the bleach dispenser.

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