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My whirlpool duet won't turn on. It stays in"control locked" mode and when I unplug and replug the washer in - it goes back to the same place. Is there a magic button to push or do I need a repair person?

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Thanks for using FixYa. To unlock the controls you’ll need to press and hold the END OF CYCLE 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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