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I have the kenmore dryer and the light for the controls being locked is lit up and it wont let me press anything or even start the dryer...how do i get the controls unlocked??

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According to the owners manual that I have, if you hold the Auto Dry Level button for three seconds, it will lock and/or unlock the dryer settings.

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