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Dryer won/t work

My control lock light is lit. dryer will not work

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  • janiceireid Oct 14, 2008

    Same problem. Tried unplugging for  5 minutes, then a few hours, then more than 24 hours. Nothing has helped. 

  • cphcwh53 Oct 15, 2008

    control lock still on won' t work

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Hello chuhunghuang
Welcome

You said, your control lock light is lit. dryer will not work
Let me know how it goes!

Try ,
Pressing STOP/CANCEL to clear the display.
If this does not work.
pull the plug for 5 minutes or if you can't reach the plug you can turn the power off form th breaker for 5 minutes.
This should reset the system.

Let me know how it goes!
Bless You huuum
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CONTROL LOCK GE GAS DRYER


  1. Press and hold for 3 seconds the "Control Lock/Unlock" button on the control panel to lock the control panel.
  2. Listen for a double beep and observe the "Control Lock" status light is lit when the control lock is in effect.
  3. Press and hold for 3 seconds the "Control Lock/Unlock" button on the control panel to unlock the control panel. The "Control Lock" status light is goes out when the control panel is unlocked.

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The front light lit on my Whirlpool dryer is showing control locked


Hi.

If the front light lit is control locked, that means that your Whirlpool electric dryer had been set in control lock mode.

Control lock is a special mode that will prevent user from changing settings or using control until the dryer gets unlocked again.

The machine is set to control lock mode by holding down the CONTROL LOCK/UNLOCK button for several seconds. In the same way you can stop the control lock mode when the machine is already set to Control Lock.


When the dryer is running and Control Locked is on, the dryer can still be stopped by pressing the Pause/Cancel button, but cannot be restarted until the control is unlocked.

If the front light lit is control locked but the dryer door opens and it does not turn off, then you are probably in this situation. In that case, the door will be opening , but the machine still stays locked.

Disconnecting the machine from power, either unplugging power cord or tripping circuit breaker, won't help. The control lock system is designed to stay on in case of power failure.
If the machine is control locked, try unlocking it with the following procedure.

To unlock: Press and hold the CONTROL LOCK/UNLOCK button for 3 to 5 seconds to turn the control lock feature off.

If that does not work, try disconnecting power for five minutes to reset the machine, and eventually do unlock again. As said, cutting power alone will not cause the machine to unlock.


If the machine is still not responding, the lights stay on all the time, the dryer panel does not respond to control unlock procedure, and the door does not lock anymore, then it may be a defective control board.

If you are in this situation, before replacing the control board more parts, including the door lock must be tested. In that case the best option may be contacting the Whirlpool support number listed on the Dryer use and care manual, usually in the last pages.

In this case try resetting control lock as explained above, as told the dryer is more likely control locked and then stopped.


Regards.

Ginko.

on Feb 01, 2010 | Whirlpool GEW9250 Electric Dryer

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The controls locked is displayed. what causes this and how do i get the controls unlocked.


  1. Press and hold for 3 seconds the "Control Lock/Unlock" button on the control panel to lock the control panel.
  2. Listen for a double beep and observe the "Control Lock" status light is lit when the control lock is in effect.
  3. Press and hold for 3 seconds the "Control Lock/Unlock" button on the control panel to unlock the control panel. The "Control Lock" status light is goes out when the control panel is unlocked.

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Model GEW9200LWO control lock light


Even tho the door lock light is working the switch has dropped a leg supplying power to the rest of the machine. Repace the door switch and you should be good to go. Even tho you have a GE it was made by frigidaire for GE. Common problem with the newer switches. They have gone back to the originals as the replacement for this.

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is the other lights DIM(partially lit)?
If so it could be one of the following.
1.) Intermittent ribbon cables between the control board and the Interface board (one with the buttons) Reseat all four cables.
2.) faulty control board.
3.) faulty Input board.

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Try pressing an holding the "End of Cycle Signal" button on the front panel in for 3 seconds. This button is used to lock/unlock the control panel to keep small children from manipulating the controls when the dryer is not in use. A designed safety feature. If this does not work for you, please post back and let me know. I hope this helps you.

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Control locked light is lit not allowing any operation of the dry


Did you try unlocking it by pressing on the "End of cycle" button for 3 seconds.

If that doesn't solve the issue, it might be the control board (user interface) might have gone bad.

I had the same issue with my GEW9250 and I had followed these steps to repair the board. I am not sure if it works for you, but you can try it out.
Open the User interface control board
Then remove the PCBS (the green control boards)
Check the led bulbs, for me one of them is fried. You can use volt meter to test it.
Remove the bulb(s) that are fried (not working)
That should fix it...

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