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Kenmoore Elite Quiet Pak 2 HE3 (45862) Control Light Locked on

Suddenly we noticed our Control Lock light went on last night after a load and will not go out. Door unlocks and opens fine but no functions. Unplugging etc. did not help. assume we ahve a bad sensor or switch somewhere but not sure (of course 2 months out of warranty)

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To disable the control lock, hold the OPTIONS and SELECT buttons at the same time until the control lock light turns off.hope this helps

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Hello anton43


There's a button on the panel, bottom left, which has small print under it with instructions to press and hold three seconds to unlock the controls. Let me know if you have any further questions. Have a Merry Christmas.


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There's a button on the panel, bottom left, which has small print under it with instructions to press and hold three seconds to unlock the controls. try tis.. hope tis helps..

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Initially, a couple of things you can try:

  • check/reset the circuit breakers or plug in another machine to the same outlet to determine if there is power;
  • reset the machine by unplugging from the mains for an extended period of time not only a couple of minutes;
  • check the door switch (internally);
  • check the drain system. Clean filter, sump, impeller, pump, hose;
  • dry the bottom area (drainage), use a can of compressed air, a compressor, a vacuum/blower or air dry (longer).
Good luck and Thank you for using FixYa. Happy Holidays.

Posted on Dec 25, 2008

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