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The control panel is locked. Attempting to wash my clothes i plug in the washing machine and it says control lock and nothing else is working

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Maybe their is more to it but have you attemped to unlock the controls..on the lower right side of the control panel there is a button for the end of cycle signal (volume) if you push and hold down on this button for 3 to 4 seconde it will lock all the buttons and the unit will do nothing ,if there all ready locked push and hold this button for 3 to 4 seconds and they will unlock and unit should work as normal I hope this will help If you have a different concern after this write back and we will see what else we can do to help you out...good Luck

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