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Light stays on eight

I ve done all from unplugging ect and the number is still 8 on the machine nothing works

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    I have the same problem and tried the same solution as you did - I can't find a manual on-line or at my house...anyone have any ideas?

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I TRIED ALL THAT WAS SUGGESTED TO NO AVAIL. THEN I REMOVED THE UNIT FROM THE CORNER OF THE COUNTER WHERE IT IS VERY COLD TO A WARMER AREA. WAITED A HALF HOUR AND PLUGGED IT IN AND IN THREE SECONDS IT RESET. I GUESS THE VERY COLD AREA EFFECTED THE UNIT. THANKS TO ALL!! - I WAS ON MY WAY TO BUY A NEW ONE. HPEDY

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I tried all recommended proceedures and none worked. thanks to all . I will buy a new machine today. hpedy

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I had this happen recently due to a power outage. I found my manual and to reset you need to unplug the unit from the socket it self AND the back of the machine. I tried just unplugging it from the back of the machine and this did not work. When I did BOTH things, the machine reset. At least give it a try...

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