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Control panel locked

The panel on front is locked and can't get it unlocked

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    The instrument panel unlocked hhow do i unlock it

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Keep heated dry button pushed in for 3 secs. Please leave feedback if this ws helpful to you.

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Why I only have blank display and only sign "LOCKED" plus blue delay time and little red square on the right.?nothing happens when i push any of these?


Good Morning Eva Ehrlich, thank you for your inquiry!

From what you have described the control panel on your Electrolux dishwasher is locked and will not allow you to operate it. Could you please provide me with your model number? You can locate the serial tag (which lists your model number) on the inside wall of your dishwasher. Once I have that information I can provide you additional assistance in unlocking your control panel. -Matt

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How to "unlock Control panel" on Whirlpool Dishwasher


Press and hold lock button for 3-5 seconds. Lock button is usually the heat dry button. Should have a little padlock symbol next to it. If that doesn't work, control panel is bad.

Oct 03, 2014 | Whirlpool Dishwashers

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A. what turns own Chmild Lock? I learned how to unlock, but, not what turns it on


Pressing and holding the Heated Dry key for 3+ seconds toggles the Control Lock (on if it is off, off when on). This is useful if you are using a delayed wash cycle (so no one turns it off) or to keep the dishwasher from being turned on when you clean the front panel.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

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The control lock is on how do I disengage it?


If the model number is correct, you need to press and hold the AIR DRY button for 4 seconds to lock or unlock the controls. If you still have problems, or if your model number is different, please post back and let me know. I hope this helps you.

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Control panel is locked, how do I unlock?


If you shut off the breaker in the fuse box for an hour or more it will reset the dishwsher to factory settings, this should fit it for you

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Will not stop washing


This advise is for Kenmore Elite and Whirlpool Duet front loader washers and dryers with a Control Lock problem.

This may or may not be an indication of a serious problem. In the majority of the cases, this is a simple operator error. Nearly all these model appliances have some sort of Control Lock feature on the front panel now. This is a designed safety feature that is used to prevent small children from manipulating the controls. The controls can be easily locked or unlocked by pressing and holding the following button on the front panel:

Whirlpool Duet Washer - Press and hold the END OF CYCLE SIGNAL button for 3 seconds.

Whirlpool Duet Dryer - Press and hold the END OF CYCLE SIGNAL button for 3 seconds.

Kenmore Elite Washer - Press and hold the DRAIN/SPIN button for 3 seconds.

Kenmore Elite Dryer - Press and hold the AUTO DRY LEVEL button for 3 seconds.

These instructions may not be all inclusive for all Kenmore and Whirlpool models, but they are the most common. Chances are, if you have a Control Lock feature, the instructions will be printed on the front panel adjacent to the button that is required to lock or unlock the controls.

NOTE: These instructions may also work for newer model Maytag, Hotpoint, Admiral and Fridgidaire model front loaders as well. Refer to your owner's manual or front panel for instructions pertaining to your sepcific model.

If the Control Lock feature will not lock or unlock the appliance, unplugging the unit for AT LEAST 30 minutes is recommended in order to reset the main control board. In many cases this is all that is required to correct momentary glitches.

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I have a maytag quiet series 100 dishwasher and it will not run a lock light comes on and i have replace a broken handle assembly but light stays on


the control panel is locked. dont know your model number to tell you what buttons you hold to unlock it, but some models have a lock button you hold down for 3-5 seconds. other models just have a lock light, and have a line indicating 2 buttons that you hold down for 3-5 seconds. if you cant find which buttons to hold down, refer to your owners manual. once the control panel is unlocked, it will run again. shane

Sep 01, 2009 | Dishwashers

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Kenmore ultra wash dishwasher


More than likely it is a shorted key. replace the touch panel.

Dec 04, 2008 | Kenmore Dishwashers

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