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"lock-on" is activated on dishwasher. Help.

The "lock-on" on my control panel is activated (red) and I do not know how to turn it off. Being on, I cannot start my dishwasher. Please help. Thank You.

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Hi there.
Unplug it from the mains for a couple of our and see if it resets.

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