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How do you undo the control lock button. It came on by itself and I cannot start the machine?
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Press an hold the Drain/Spin button for 3 seconds- the light will go out and you can use your machine.

Posted on Aug 02, 2008

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There is either a button or a pin that goes into a hole when the door is shut. If the pin gets broken or the button gets damaged the control thinks the door is open. If everything looks ok you can have a service tech bypass the switch. If it works, the switch needs replaced. The part is fairly cheap but the labor can be trouble.

Posted on Aug 01, 2008

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