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Control Locked and will not let me do anything else

I did a load of wash today and after the load was done the "Control Locked" light came on. We have tried everything we can think of but nothing will clear it it is literally locked on this position and the washer will not function. Please offer me a solution. Thank you

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  • dpgord Feb 10, 2008

    OK. I just got the "Control Locked" unlocked. Hold the "Drain & Spin" button in for approximately 4 to 5 seconds and it unlocks the "Control Locked" button. I am now happy again with my machine. To comment on the Sear's Repair Service I can say that I have not had those issues. When I first purchased my machine water would continue to flow into the detergent holder the Sear's repair service came out three times once to access the issue and twice to bring new parts. I have not had an issue since. I have had my machine for two years. I have had many years of good service out of Sear's appliances and hope it continues.

  • Anonymous Feb 11, 2008

    frontloader is locked open... Cannot do anything include shutting the door.

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I held the Drain and Spin button in for about 4 to 5 seconds and it released.

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