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Duet washer the control is locked (the light say contol locked )how do i unlock it

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    my washer is stuck on Control Locked. We have a dial for the wash cycle choices, therefore I can not hold the drain/spin button 3 seconds. What else can I do?

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To deactivate the control lock feature, press and hold drain/spin for 3 seconds.

goodluck.

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press and hold the drain/spin button for 3 seconds.


tnx 4 using fixya,

drcool

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SOURCE: i have a control lock light on and cannot start or unlock machine

The Control Lock is a designed safety feature that enables the consumer to lock the control panel to prevent small children from manipulating the controls and accidentally starting the appliance. It can inadvertently be set following a power outage, or by leaning against the control panel and usually is not an indication of a washer malfunction.

If this is a Maytag Epic, Whirlpool Duet, or Kenmore Elite, the following link explains how to lock/unlock this feature:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3608801-control_panel_lock


These instructions are also printed on the front panel of the appliance and in the owner's manual. If this does not correct your problem, then you may have a more serious problem than a simple operator control issue. If you need further assistance, please let me know. I hope this corrects the problem for you.

NOTE: If you cannot locate your owner's manual, you can download or print a FREE copy at managemylife.com. Just type in your model number under the "Manuals" link and you will find your manual listed in a .pdf (Adobe) format.

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press and hold the drain/spin button for 3 seconds.


tnx 4 using fixya,

drcool

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