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Control Locked I was going to dry a load of clothes, but the only light on is "Control Locked." I don't know how to turn it off. I tried unplugging the dryer, but when I plugged it back in, the "Control Locked" light was still on. This dryer is less than 2 years old. What does "Control Locked" mean?

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Push and hold in far right button on conrtol panel( look closly you see control lock) hold for 3 secs and it will turn off

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It is to prevent children form meddling with the machine.

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Before using your dryer, wipe the dryer drum with a damp cloth to
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The sound button is the button that you wish the sound to go on when the load is finished drying. Thanks for the advice, I was worried I just bought them and already broken.

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