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Control Locked I have a Maytag Front loader and the Control Locked light is on and now I can't make the washer work. How do I unlock my washer?

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  • ajodean Oct 30, 2008

    Control locked light is on will not work

  • Anonymous Nov 02, 2008

    My maytag is stuck in the control lock. I have pressed and held the button for three seconds and it will not unlock. I guess it is on Adult Male lock. I can not unlock it.



    Please help.

  • sdnancy Nov 07, 2008

    same as above

  • d_funk2004 Nov 16, 2008

    door wont open i have a neptune maytag waher

  • KendallSharp Jan 19, 2009

    The control locked light is on and I cannot get my washer to work. Please let me know how to unlock it.

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This is a child safety lock feature to keep them from turning on and off the machine, you must hold down the cycle end button for 3 seconds to unlock the machine, you will find these instructions labeled right on the machine and in your owners manual.

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  • Bud Chunn Apr 21, 2013

    My machine has no "cycle end" button. What now? Machine came w/ my condo w/o manual.

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Having the same prolem with the lock out Can you help
Thanks J

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