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It is Lock position. How do I get it out of Lock

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If the model number is correct, the lock can be turned on/off by pressing and holding the CLEAR/OFF button for about 3 seconds. These instructions are listed on page 28 of the owner's manual.


If you no longer have an owner's manual, you can obtain a replacement copy at managemyhome.com. Just enter your model number under their "Manuals" link and you will find your owner's and installation manuals available in .pdf (Adobe) format that you can download or print for FREE. If you need further assistance, please post back and let me know. I hope you find this information helpful.

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