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Control lock button is locked on my whirlpool dryer

Our whirlpool dryer wont work cause the control lock button is on and we need help solving our problem

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  • dayanta Jan 15, 2009

    The light on my Duet front loader gas dryer says control is locked,I have unplug it and even held button in for 3 seconds nothing is working! Please Help

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For me it was the far right button but it reads, "end of cycle signal"
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Look to the far right of the control panel there is a button marked " control lock hold for 3 secs", i believe its the far right bottom button.

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We have a whirlpool duet gas front loader dryer and one morning the front panel says control lock?? What's solution for that??


The Control Lock is a child lock option. This prevents the dryer being started or the cycle being changed when it shouldn't. To toggle this off, you need to press and hold the Control Lock button on the WGD9550WL for 3 or more seconds. Other dryers use pressing and holding Cancel or two separate buttons for the feature. The appropriate button or set of buttons will usually have a Hold for 3 seconds label below or on the key in a small font.

The manual will also have the information on toggling the control lock on and off. Most Whirlpool manuals are available here: https://www.whirlpool.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/OCManualsLiteratureSearchView?catalogId=10561&langId=-1&storeId=10211&krypto=5QgxQhneFliXuEuX564wSQ%3D%3D&ddkey=http:OCManualsLiteratureSearchView . Put your model number in the search box and press the right arrow. For dryers the model number is inside the door on the rim of the dryer. If you add a comment with your Whirlpool model number, I will be glad to check if there a different Control Lock option for that Duet model.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Sep 07, 2011 | Whirlpool Dryers

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The front light lit on my Whirlpool dryer is showing control locked


Hi.

If the front light lit is control locked, that means that your Whirlpool electric dryer had been set in control lock mode.

Control lock is a special mode that will prevent user from changing settings or using control until the dryer gets unlocked again.

The machine is set to control lock mode by holding down the CONTROL LOCK/UNLOCK button for several seconds. In the same way you can stop the control lock mode when the machine is already set to Control Lock.


When the dryer is running and Control Locked is on, the dryer can still be stopped by pressing the Pause/Cancel button, but cannot be restarted until the control is unlocked.

If the front light lit is control locked but the dryer door opens and it does not turn off, then you are probably in this situation. In that case, the door will be opening , but the machine still stays locked.

Disconnecting the machine from power, either unplugging power cord or tripping circuit breaker, won't help. The control lock system is designed to stay on in case of power failure.
If the machine is control locked, try unlocking it with the following procedure.

To unlock: Press and hold the CONTROL LOCK/UNLOCK button for 3 to 5 seconds to turn the control lock feature off.

If that does not work, try disconnecting power for five minutes to reset the machine, and eventually do unlock again. As said, cutting power alone will not cause the machine to unlock.


If the machine is still not responding, the lights stay on all the time, the dryer panel does not respond to control unlock procedure, and the door does not lock anymore, then it may be a defective control board.

If you are in this situation, before replacing the control board more parts, including the door lock must be tested. In that case the best option may be contacting the Whirlpool support number listed on the Dryer use and care manual, usually in the last pages.

In this case try resetting control lock as explained above, as told the dryer is more likely control locked and then stopped.


Regards.

Ginko.

on Feb 01, 2010 | Whirlpool GEW9250 Electric Dryer

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The control locked light is on and the dryer will not work


The lock is turned on/off by pressing and holding the end of cycle signal for 4 seconds. It is there so you can clean the unit with out activating the buttons or so children wont turn the unit on while playing.

Apr 23, 2010 | Whirlpool Duet 7.0 Cu. Ft. Super Capacity...

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Control lock light won't go off and dryer wont work. What do i do?


The Control Lock is a designed safety feature that enables the us to lock the control panel to prevent small children from manipulating the controls and accidentally starting the appliance.

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 to 10 seconds.

Please do refer this link for a detailed explanation for your knowledge.
http://www.fixya.com/support/t4186517-control_lock_light_machine

Apr 07, 2010 | Whirlpool GEW9250 Electric Dryer

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Control locked on my Whirlpool Duet GGW9250PW0.


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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Sep 22, 2009 | Whirlpool GEW9250 Electric Dryer

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Help! I have a whirlpool frt load dryer it is locked (controls)


You need to press and hold the "End of Cycle Signal" button on this model to lock or unlock the control panel. The instructions should be printed directly below the button.

Jun 30, 2009 | Whirlpool GEW9250 Electric Dryer

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The Dryer says "Control Locked"


Try pressing an holding the "End of Cycle Signal" button on the front panel in for 3 seconds. This button is used to lock/unlock the control panel to keep small children from manipulating the controls when the dryer is not in use. A designed safety feature. If this does not work for you, please post back and let me know. I hope this helps you.

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Control lock


bottom button on last row on right side of control panel depress and hold for 3 seconds it should activate or deactivate control lock if this does not help you could have a faulty control panel

Dec 14, 2008 | Whirlpool GEW9250 Electric Dryer

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Whirlpool YGEW9250PW1 Electric dryer control locked problem


Hello,
I had the same problem, but my husband, who is an engineer, figured out that if you pull out the light bulbs that are not reading the correct volts on his volt meter, the control lock light will shut off and the dryer will start working. If you do not know how to do this, you can always buy a new control panel. I know this sounds to simple to be true, but we have bought several new "brains" (control boards), tried unpluging the dryer for days at a time, had an certified whirpool technician come out (who recommended buying a new control board), and nothing worked.

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