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The LOCK ON light is flashing continually and will not go out even if I hold the NO HEAT DRY for 4 seconds.

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  • jckeystone12 May 13, 2009

    I turn-off the power at the breaker box and the LOCK ON light is continually flashing even after I tryed everthing again.

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Unplug the dishwasher and plug it back in, If you cannot reach the plug you can cycle the power at your breaker box.

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