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Our dishwasher has a lock on light, we are not sure how it came or what button we pushed, but we can not remove the lock. The machine is about 7 years old so looking in the manuel is not possible....cant seem to find it. Any advice or help would be appreciated

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  • us_feba May 25, 2011

    when I push the cancel or start the lock light will flash 3 times every 5 seconds. it will then turn off after 20 and the normal wash light will flash. Once I release the cancel or start button the lock light will then come back on and nothing else will operate

  • us_feba May 25, 2011

    kenmoreultrawash sensor atc
    MOD- 665.16352301
    stock #- 16352
    type - 575-0
    ser # - fr2110141

  • us_feba May 25, 2011

    ultra wash sensor atc

    mod - 665.16352301

    stock # - 16352

    type - 575-0

    ser - fr2110141

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Hi

Please try and press Start/Cancel button for 10-20 seconds. If this doesn't unlock then please post back with make and model# of your washer.
Daniel

Posted on May 21, 2011

  • Daniel Scott
    Daniel Scott May 25, 2011

    Press and hold the AIR DRY/HEATED DRY button for 15 seconds, this will unlock the controls

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