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The lock light on my kenmore elite dishwasher #15962990 wont stop blinking. It wont reset to run a cycle. How do I reset the control panel??? HELP!!

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To reset the control panel press and hold the RINSE ONLY/AIR DRY button for 15 seconds. Hope this helps....please let me know if you need further help.
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