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Re: control lock is on

I can not get the control lock off so I can do my laundry can some one help me? I have unpluged the machine, I have turned off the machine and tried to restart it again but it will not let me restart machine with another load. not sure how it got into the control lock mode.

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  • Anonymous Apr 26, 2008

    My Duet Whirlpool Washer Control LLock Light is on and won't let me wash. Does someone know how to get it off Control Lock OFF!!



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Great help, thank you.

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Posted on Aug 04, 2007


Thank you. This worked.

Posted on Aug 01, 2007

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I have run into that problem a few times and holding the cancel button or unplugging the washer did not work either. I found the only fix for that problem is to replace the control bord. You might want to call the 800 nuber for whirlpool because the electronics may be under warrenty. Hope this helps

Posted on Jul 12, 2007

Thank you. I was in laundry crisis mode as well and ready to call the repair man. End of cycle for 5 seconds worked for me too. thank you thank you!

Posted on Jul 10, 2007

Whirlpool customer support says, push the cancel button for 5 seconds, if that does not work, then unplug the machine for 30 minutes, if that does not work, then you will need a service call.... Neither worked, I found this post, pressed the end of signal button for 5 seconds and it works :) Thank you. Now why is this such a big secret??

Posted on Jul 03, 2007

That just worked for me after much online research. Good Fix!

Posted on May 18, 2007

Clearly a device to prevent children from turning the machine on. If you push the end of cycle button for 5-6 secs. It turns the control lock on, do it again, and it turns the control lock off, on both the washer and the dryer. Clever idea, if they bother to tell you about it.

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Great advice. Thanks a million. Matt

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Sounds like you have reset the electronic controller. Good one??

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