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"CL" in LG multi split air conditioners.

In Lg universal and multi split units, CL means Child Lock.Not an error, press Timer & Min buttons simultaneously for 3 seconds to toggle On/Off

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Hi my LG 7.5 kg (10165fu)front loader washer has just stopped functioning. It shows on screen a big "CL".What do i do? Pls help. Griffiths


CL means that your washing machine's CHILD LOCK is ON. You can find two buttons Temp and Options in the panel. Turn ON the machine, press these two buttons together for 3 seconds and thats it. It might have a little kids face above a lock key, inbetween the wash and rinse buttons, hold these for 3/5 seconds and it should work

Dec 03, 2016 | LG Washing Machines

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My LG WM-14331FD washing machine has error code CL. How do I get rid of it please.


CL is child lock, just press the child lock labeled button for about 3 seconds. with the unit powered on.

Sep 16, 2016 | LG Washing Machines

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there is a code CL on panel. Cannot start machine.


CL means the front panel child lock has been activated. Without knowing the make and model of your washing machine, I can't identify the correct keys to press and hold. On some brands, you need to press two keys and hold them for 5+ seconds. For others, you may need to hold a single key for 10+ seconds. You have to hold the appropriate key(s) until you hear a chime or the code disappears.

Often, there will be a tiny lock or child's face symbol on the key, underneath it or in the middle of a line between two keys on the control panel. The font for the symbol is much smaller than the rest of the type on the washer.

The model number is critical with some brands. One LG washer can toggle the child lock with the Tub Clean button. Another needs the Dry and Spin buttons held simultaneously. Yet another model, you need to press and hold End of Cycle. A fourth LG model toggles the child lock with the Options & Select keys.

If you add a comment with the make and model of your washer, I should be able to help you identify the child lock key(s) that you accidentally pressed.

Cindy Wells

May 11, 2015 | Washing Machines

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Machine displyas CL. Why


It means the Child Lock feature which locks the controls is turned on. Look for the two console buttons, usually adjacent, with the lock and child symbols between them like the one shown below. Press and hold those buttons simultaneously until the CL light turns off to unlock the controls.
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Mar 02, 2011 | LG WD-1045FH Front Load Washer

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