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Control Locked light on

I pushed a few buttons trying to get the washer to do an extra spin cycle. The washer now has the Control Locked light on and I can't get it to turn off. I have unplugged the washer and turned off the breaker hoping that would reset it but it hasn't worked. I don't know how to unlock the controls, please help. I can't wash anything with the controls locked.
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Thanks for using FixYa. To unlock the controls you’ll need to press and hold the DRAIN/SPIN button for 10-15 seconds. Please do rate the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.


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Rylee

Posted on Jul 12, 2010

  • humblesparro Aug 14, 2011

    Worked just fine for me. Thanks for posting!

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