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Duet sport dryer control lock out on

My dryer has the control lock out lit up red, I push and hold it three seconds like manual says but it just blinks and will not go off or let me use dryer, nothing works.

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  • brucekob Jul 24, 2008

    same problem

    I unplug it and held the button still light still on and wont work

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Stop coumting and just hole till light goes out if still no response try cutting power then hold power button down 10-15 seconds this may drain and remaining power to control and allow it to reset ..still problem probably control issuefront interface where buttons are most likelt

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