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Controle light stays 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. And i have tryed pressing the butten that sys Controle lock hold for 3 seconds to lock/ unlock controle lock

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  • tbone357 Apr 10, 2008

    This fixed my problem. Thanks for the help. I wonder what makes it do that or maybe someone was pushing buttons.



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Press and hold 'dry' & 'spin', shd unlock

Posted on Apr 14, 2007

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  • prem mathew Apr 16, 2007

    Try holding in the "End of Cycle" tone button

  • prem mathew Apr 18, 2007

    Bottom right hand corner, end of cycle button, hold it for 5-6 seconds; machine will fix itself. This is the 'child lock device'.

    It turns the control lock on, do it again, and it turns the control lock off, on both the washer and the dryer.

    Pl post back results.

  • randysplace Jan 21, 2011

    I had misplaced my manual for the duet washer and the control lock was on - I followed your instruction and held the end of cycle button in for 5-6 seconds and wah lah the light went out and I now have control over my washing machine again. Thanks so much for posting this!!!!


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Super Genius! No manual to speak of as it was a scratch and dent sale. I was just about to get a sledge hammer or call a repair man. Saved my masculinity, I appreciate it greatly

Posted on Mar 26, 2008


BRILLIANT!!!!! Why isnt that in the Troubleshooting part of the Manual?

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Thanks for the FIX!!!
Made me feel real stupid after reading " hold for 3 seconds to unlock child safety switch"

Posted on Dec 09, 2007

This was my problem also and i tried solutionregarding end of cycle and like magic i no longer have my manual so thanks saved me time and hairs lol

Posted on Aug 25, 2007

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