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Control Lock light remains on

The "Control Lock" light is lit and when the door is closed a "1" appears in the "time-window". When the number disappears, the "Control Lock" light remains on and none of the other touch controls work either. Any suggestions? Thanks Vince

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Re: Control Lock light remains on

This solved my problem, but the questions is what created the light to be stuck

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Re: Control Lock light remains on

Vince, press and hold the keypad next to the lock symbol. (heated dry?) see if the lock light goes out. back

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