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On my whirlpool dryer, it says " Control Panel Locked". Is there a reset on this thing. it was working fine and then this message popped up. HELP,

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You don't give a model number, is this applicable? Select and hold END OF CYCLE SIGNAL for 3 seconds until the CONTROL LOCKED Status light turns off.

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