Question about Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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Control lock light

I loaded my duet washer, closed the door and the control light is stuck on and it won't start any cycle. Can you help? I did unplug the washer but it won't reset.

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  • sam fitz Nov 16, 2006

    Press the end of cycle signal- button for 3 seconds and it is ready to go.

  • Anonymous Nov 02, 2007

    Mid cycle my front loader stopped and timer started flashing with (F-28). We unplugged, reset breaker, pressed stop, pause it will not restart. Also door will not open (there is still wet cloth inside). We need help to get the door open to remove wet cloth.

  • lgoode Nov 13, 2007

    Just want to say I had the same problem with the Control Locked light, used the advice on this site about holding down the end of cycle button_ IT WORKED!!! THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!



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  • Anonymous Nov 15, 2007

    Yup, that worked. Just hold the "end of cycle" alarm button for 3 seconds.

  • Anonymous Dec 25, 2007

    control lock light on

  • Anonymous Jan 02, 2008

    i have a whirlpool hdwm1100 and the panel is saying control's locked i have tried holding down the end of cycle button but has not worked can you help ?

  • Anonymous Jan 17, 2008

    end of cycle button worked great. Thanks for saving me alot of headache!

  • Anonymous Feb 02, 2008

    "End of cycle" worked great. Thanks!



    Tried powering off for 15 minutes, then a complex set of button pushes but this simple remedy worked the best.

  • Anonymous Feb 23, 2008

    Thanks. Holding the end of cycle alarm for 3 seconds did it. Very frustrating, all I was doing was releveling

  • Anonymous Apr 26, 2008

    i pressed yhe end of cycle button the light is blinking and we still cant get frontloader to start.

  • Bonnie139 May 24, 2008

    I run out of water and the machine shows a error message, I try to cancell but it does not response

    How do I reset my machine?

  • kmahaffeyste Jun 27, 2008

    All of the lights are on looks ready to start, but won't! Help

  • kaylarson Jul 18, 2008

    control light is on and machine won't work

  • dwb2006 Aug 17, 2008

    Found control lock light on.  Recommended solution pressing end of cycle button worked.


  • Anonymous Sep 11, 2008

    The "control locked" light is on on my washer. I am unable to start any cycle.

  • lvmybaby Nov 02, 2008

    My control light is on my washer and I cannot run a cycle. None of the buttons work. Tried unplugging it but it will not reset.

  • Anonymous Feb 01, 2009

    Same problem and worked after holding end of cycle button

  • fred k pa Mar 15, 2009

    Had the same problem this morning.  Thanks so much for posting this easy fix!!!

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2009

    control lock light is stuck on. how to fix

  • Anonymous Apr 08, 2009

    My control light was on and I couldn't figure out what happened and tried

    End of cycle button WORKED for my stuck Control Light.





    Thanks a bunch for the suggestion.

  • Anonymous Apr 14, 2009

    I had the same problem and the end cycle button worked like a charm. I love this sight!

  • waldrops Apr 19, 2009

    Control lock button is lit and washer responds to nothing.

    Thanks for such an easy fix! I didn't need a big repair bill at this time!!

  • Anonymous Apr 28, 2009

    I have a whirpool duet front load washer and the control lock light was on in red, so... I can´t use it.

  • Anonymous Apr 30, 2009

    My Whirlpool top loader had the light stuck on that said "control locked". I followed the instructions on holding down the end on cycle button and the light turned off and I was able to resume washing clothes. Thank you for this site! Well done!

  • Anonymous May 06, 2009

    My duet only dings three times when I push the power button. Nothing else happens, no lights, nothing but a dead display.  Any suggestions.  It is approx. 8 months old.

  • WasPerplexed May 14, 2009

    My 'control lock' light was also stuck on; and b/f I found this website, I unplugged to reboot to no avail. Then I did as stated....held the "END" button for 3 seconds and it worked! Thank goodness! Thanks to all of you and your input!


  • Lynn H Jul 05, 2012

    I was searching for the "control lock light on" problem and found this wonderful site! THANK YOU! within 3 minutes of logging on I now can use my washer again. I didn't even know I had an 'end of cycle' button haha Never used or noticed it. I will be back to this site in the future for what ever else crops up to be fixed,

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    levblaze Jul 14, 2012

    Thanks this saved me a repair bill. Could not figure out where the end of cycle button was until I read further down in the post's where someone had mentioned an alarm button. This is a great site I will be back if I ever have any other issues.

  • Michele Gillies Dec 01, 2012

    Thank you! Had same issue with control locked light. Now I can donate that $50 I would have spent on the pay answer site to charity as planned.

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    When Start washer load sensing light comes on but cycle never starts.

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Try holding in the "End of Cycle"tone button

Posted on Dec 16, 2006

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End of cycle button WORKED for my stuck Control Light. THANKS

Posted on May 16, 2007

  • bubbakathryn Jan 15, 2012

    Thank you. If I would have paid attention I would have seen it written "hold for 3 seconds to unlock control"

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Yes i second that , if you hold The end cycle down for 3 seconds everything will startworking again !!!!!

Posted on Dec 21, 2008

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Worked for me too :) thanks.

Posted on Oct 12, 2007

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Ok first things first. I am not a Whirlpool technician. However we have 4 young children 2 of which are 12 and 11 who are in charge of laundry. Our Duet goes down quit often (about 3 times a year).

The first time it went down the machine would not drain. It would fill fine and wash but wouldn't drain.

I fixed this problem by... Directly underneath the washer drum on the outside of the unit. There is a cover. If your washer does not set on a pedestal then you'll have to prop the washer up about 3 inches. There are 3 screws along the bottom which are 5 point star head. Unscrew them and pull the cover off. Directly in front you'll see the drain hose the drain pump and a very large plastic valve. All in one assembly. I unscrewed the large valve and to my avail it wasn't a valve at all. It was a drain filter that I unscrewed and sure enough there was a small sock and a couple really small toys blocking the drain pump. I cleaned it out and it worked great for a bout a year.

Then I got the dreaded "Control Locked" error.

I tried everything even the above, the drain assembly did have junk in it so I thought that was it. It wasn't. Being a month behind on the mortgage and the cable bill first thing I thought was. Darn it I can't afford this. So off to the Whirlpool website I went to the tech section and found my solution.

What the tech help instructed me to do was to take the top of the washer off via 3 screws on the top back. (same 5 star heads) After you get the top off you'll see the CCU (Central Control Unit) It will have many wires with plugs on the end of them that plug into the CCU. This is were all the switches and front LED assembly are kept. There is 3 plugs on the Left side. Not front left but around the side on the left. The middle one which controls the Front LED and Front Control needs to be unplugged for about 2 seconds or more, with the power cord UNPLUGGED. Plug the Plug back in then put the power cord back into the wall socket. All should be well.

What happened to me is the CCU overloaded because it couldn't drain properly.
Either way Unplugging the CCU is like rebooting a computer. It should reset and clear all errors.

I kept this tutorial very basic so everyone can understand

I hope this helps everyone

Posted on Oct 12, 2008

  • danturcotte Jul 12, 2011

    In regards to all that was said following the lint cleanout followed by the Control lock 3 second reset and failing that disconnecting the control for the Front LED, these were great ideas and apparently worked for many. But not for me. However, all these solutions indicated that once the control "tilted" as a result of a lint tray problem, a serious Reset was in order.
    We had a small alcohol tampon pad still in it's packaging (used by nurses to disinfect) in the lint tray. Therefore, under certain draining cercumstances whether with washing, spinning or rinsing operations, this completely clogged the hole. So, I'm led to believe the vacuum control was likely the one that tilted. Hence, I also had to disconnect the connector to a small round plastic device located at the back of the washer, top right. It's the device that has a hose, likelly a vacuum hose going down to the drain assembly. After resetting that in addition to doing all the above, it went fine.

    Thanks for all who contributed to cueing me in the right direction.

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I read the words hold button for 3 seconds ( clearly printed on my machine ) to lock/unlock control located below end cycle button.

Posted on May 06, 2010

  • tekgreg Dec 24, 2010

    PierreDeMung,
    Bravo! I've owned this machine for six years and saw that printed below the button and never paid attention to it, even AFTER the machine locked up and wouldn't work. Thanks for pointing out the fact that it's printed ON the front of the control panel! My wife and I felt appropriately foolish! :-)

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    elmurchison Feb 09, 2013

    Yes, it is printed there but i never had cause to now what it was for until now...any lockups I've had before were fixed by the good old unplug /reboot until now. Remember the old addage "fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice shame on me"

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Hi.



Please read the Fixya article below explaining how to fix the problems related to control lock on Whirlpool.


The front light lit on my Whirlpool dryer...


Regards.

Posted on Feb 22, 2010

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Thanks I was so excited to find this help online, Thought I would need to call an overpriced plumber on monday. Then I tried the help you guys told me and was so excited I went out and got icecream and the whole family made icecream sundaes to celebrate.Easily pleased- thanks

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I know I am not doing this correctly. As long as "powerless" gets the message, that is all that matters. Thank You So Very Much for helping me unlock my control panel. You saved me lots of money that I do not have. God Bless You and Thanks Again!

Posted on Feb 05, 2011

  • Anonymous Feb 05, 2011

    I know I am not doing this correctly. As long as "powerless" gets the message, that is all that matters. Thank You So Very Much for helping me unlock my control panel. You saved me lots of money that I do not have. God Bless You and Thanks Again!

  • southgeorgia Feb 05, 2011

    You were a miracle worker. I cannot tell you enough how much I appreciate your help. You have saved ne a bundle. I was on the verge of a flood of tears. God Bless! God Bless! God Bless! I cannot thank you enough.

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Yay!! I had the same problem (control locked) and I used your solution and it worked!!! Yay yay YAY!!!!!!! Thank you!!

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Ditto! awesome

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Pushing the end of cycle signal worked. You guys are the greatest. Probably saved me a lot of money! Thanks.

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Bless this web site, I was freaking out when I saw the control lock light on. My husband just cleaned out the drain last nite and I was cursing him for doing something to my machine. But it is all fine now. THANKS

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Saved all the time of disassembling by pushing the end key. What a relief. If it happens again I will consider the above mentioned solution. Thank you for the insight!

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Omg! I spent 3 hours taking apart this machine and unplugging and replugging EVERYTHING!! I typed in whirlpool control locked error and got this site....I just finished putting all the pieces back together and the held down the end of cycle button for 3 seconds and everythings back to normal. WHAT A RELIEF!! Thanks!

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Thank you so much, I have had the blocked filter also, and now the control lock light on,,,,,end of cycle button worked,,,thanks so much :)

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Great!!!, it worked! 3 seconds end cycle, my washer is working

Posted on Aug 12, 2009

Just want to say I had the same problem with the Control Locked light, used the advice on this site about holding down the end of cycle button - it worked! yipee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted on Dec 29, 2007

It worked! Thank you :)

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Wow, just a comment. I had the same problem this afternoon and on a whim, a fluke, I typed in "Whirlpool Duet Control Lock Light" and this came up. Problem solved!! hitting the end of cycle button for three seconds fixed it. I love the internet! thanks

Posted on Oct 19, 2009

Not working for me!!!!!

Posted on Sep 11, 2008

THANK YOU SO MUCH!! THIS WORKS!!

Posted on Apr 04, 2008

Thanks so much!!! What a relief!

Posted on Jan 27, 2008

I had the same problem with my duet magtag washing machine. The control locked light displayed and i tried repeatedly to turn the power on and off but to no avail.  i read this persons complaint the same as mine and i was able to hold the end of cycle bottom down for three 3 seconds and the light disengaged and now i was able to do my washing. 

Posted on Oct 21, 2007

Wow, worked for us too. thx!

Posted on Sep 05, 2007

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1. Unplug washer.
2. Remove the outer portion of the door bellow. This is the gray rubber boot around the door. Feel around the edge of the door bellow where it attaches to the front of the washer. You will find a wire retaining hoop in the seam between the rubber and the front case. Follow this wire hoop to the bottom of the door bellow and you will find a tension spring. Carefully, stretch this spring apart and remove the wire hoop.
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SOURCE: Duet Front load Washer - will not start cycle.

Does your front washer, every time you press cancel give you a code that looks similiar to ER?

I checked the description and for some reason whirlpool denies having a F22 code on the Duet, but that doesn't mean much.

I am suspecting several things.

1. Electrical supply may have had a surge at one point or another. You may have to ask your electrical company to put a surge protector on your house by the meter. This is not to protect everything it has its own limits!

2. Unplug the machine for a while. Turn off the water supply and disconnect hoses The machine knows if there is water coming into the machine by a trip sensor.

3. drain out your exhaust line. There is a possiblity your machine thinks you are full of water when it is actually empty.

4 put everything back on, and then plug machine back in after about an hour or so. If it still doesn't work, it is time for your local appliance repair service technician to come out. He will check door trip sensor, and a few other areas that may be acting up.

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control lock light ? have you got any blockages or dirty filters you may have to clean them.

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