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The stays on control locked and I cannot turn it off

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My 4 year old daughter forcefully opened the front door when it was operating. Now the control locked light is on and I cannot shut it off even when I unplug and put it back it still remain the same. I need help.

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Usually you can push and hold the button next to the lock light. it will have a picture of a lock next to it. if you push and hold it for 5 seconds it should unlock the control board.

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