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Control panel locked, won't unlock.

The front panel light, control locked is on. It won't start, none of the buttons will work. Tried unplugging and still have the same thing.

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Press & hold the 'end of cycle' button on the right side of panel for 3 seconds. Child lock button, you do the same thing again & it locks. You don't want kids bathing in the machine, no. Pl rate me nice.

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