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It is on control lock and I have tried everything to unlock it to make it come back on....only shows red light control lock light....I have unplugged the washer and still no difference....please help.....I am a grandma...and have messed up my daughters washer.

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But have you tried hold button down with lock emblem under it down for 3-5 secs?

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