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Control locked My control panel is stuck in the "control locked" position. Any ideas on how to get it unstuck?

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Look for button with lock symbol beside it hold button 3-5 secs or until light go out

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Inspect the Hold to Start button and the alleged stuck membrane in the user interface board. Replace the button if it is broken. Try your luck by trying to unstuck the stuck membrane. If no luck at all, replace the user interface assembly.

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