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Control Lock light is on. Cannot get it off. cannot run washer

The control lock light is on and we cannot get it off in order to have the washing machine run. We tried unplugging, holding the cancel button for 3 seconds and holding the start button for 3 seconds. Does anyone know how to get the control lock off

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    neville sukul Apr 02, 2014

    Hi, whoever u are, thank you so much. it worked. ns

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To unlock the controls Select and hold END OF CYCLE SIGNAL for 3 seconds until the CONTROL LOCKED Status light turns off.

Posted on Jun 18, 2009

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    mamas1128 Aug 28, 2012

    WHERE IS THE END OF CYCLE SIGNAL

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To turn off the control lock, try pressing the control lock button for three seconds. and no, i am not joking.

Posted on Jun 18, 2009

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    TOMMY FERRELL Jan 24, 2016

    THAT DOESNT WORK I HAD TO PULL THE EMERGENCY LOCK LEVER... BUT WASHER STILL WONT WORK...

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