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Control Panel I get an error message on my Kenmore Elite HE3 Quietpak 2 which says control panel locked. I tried unplugging the washer. I tried pressing stop and pause several times...nothing happens. I cannot wash any clothes. I would appreciate any help anyone can give. light on for control locked......... can you help a brother out

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Check your owners manuel should tell you how to un lock controls wont be an obvious button as its a safety feature

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