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When I press the Power button the washing machine beeps and won't let me select an option, two lights are lit up and the spin light, when I press start, it won't start but the lid lock light lights up.

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Hi just read your posting.Now to accurately diagnose the problem in your machine I need the model number of the machine,Also when the machine is beeping you mentioned in your posting 3 lights lit up.Starting from the left to right which lights are lit when the machine is beeping,Is it the 2nd,3rd and 8th or the 1st, 4th,and 8th,---etc---?Please reply with this information and I am sure I can help you further.

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    Phillip Wratt Feb 21, 2014

    I have the same problem. The lights are 2nd and 3rd and 8th. when I press start they go out and the lid lock light goes on though the lid is not locked.

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