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Washer has key symbol on display unit permanently

My bosch has the key symbol permanently on the display unit and I can't find my instruction book.Dont' know how to rectify it or what I am supposed to be looking for.

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  • bilton col Apr 15, 2007

    Thank you very much for the reply. I have been able to rectify it. Had spent hour searching for manuals etc from Bosch.

    thanks again.

  • david0608 Jun 08, 2008

    hello, just wanted to thank the good people on the web who share info effectively when manuals and other official support not so readily available. I had the same problem today, and been able to sort it out quickly only because of your posting. bosch support is pain. thank you again.

  • NikkiRod Jan 12, 2009

    My washing machine has the key sign on the display unit and I can't find my manual. Can anyone help me with this?

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    displaying a key symbol clasic 7

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    Key symbol flashing on digital display

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Go to this link (or copy and paste it into your browser if it doesn't post as a link); https://portal.bsh-partner.com/portal(bD1kZSZjPTAwOQ==)/PORTALFRAME.HTM third from the bottom is your user manual, second from the bottom is the quick reference guide. the key symbol is the childproof lock function - to activate or deactivate it press the start button for about 4 seconds during a cycle - check page 32 of the user manual for a more detailed description. Hope this helps - please ask again if not :)

Posted on Apr 15, 2007

  • Nigel Ridehalgh
    Nigel Ridehalgh Apr 15, 2007

    you're welcome

  • annieshere Jan 09, 2011

    I had the same problem today, thought I had broken the whole machine. Renting the flat, so no manuals here ;). Thanks so much for teh solution!
    xx
    Anne form Scotland

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Hello, Welcome to fixya.

The Key symbol means the lock has been activated some how.

Here`s how to deactivate it...

1) Press the "menu" button until you see "CHILD LOCK :ON" appear in the display. ( if nothing is pressed within 10 sec.following this the menu will close and it will default to program in the display )

2) Once you see what I just mentioned in the display press the "select" button until "CHILD LOCK :OFF" appears in the display.

3) Finally by pressing the "start/pause" button the key symbol should disappear confirming you have successfully exited the child lock program.

Let me know if this was helpful to you or not, if so please take a second and rate it accordingly.

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Hello, welcome to FixYa.

The Key symbol means the lock has been activated some how.

On most bosch of your class this is how you work it on & off.

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1) Press the "menu" button until you see "CHILD LOCK :ON" appear in the display. ( if nothing is pressed within 10 sec.following this the menu will close and it will default to program in the display )

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Hello, welcome to FixYa.

The Key symbol means the lock has been activated some how.

On most bosch of your class this is how you work it on & off.

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1) Press the "menu" button until you see "CHILD LOCK :ON" appear in the display. ( if nothing is pressed within 10 sec.following this the menu will close and it will default to program in the display )

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Let me know if this was helpful to you or not, if so please take a second and rate it accordingly.

Thank you for visiting "fixya" for your washer solution inquiry.

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Hello Lucy and welcome to Fixya.

As far as the "signal" activation or de-activation goes, it should be performed before starting a load of laundry and it is as follow's... 1) Turn the program selector to any program as you would doing laundry. Add your items... 2) When you close the door the "start/pause" light flashes... 3) Press the "menu" button until the signal indicator is displayed and flashes ( a small speaker symbol ) as does the start/pause light. If no buttons are pressed within 10 seconds, the current setting will be saved. 4) Press the "select" button until the desired volume or "off" is reached/displayed. 5) Press the "start/pause" button so the program starts and the setting is saved after the cycle has completed. As for the "key" symbol, your washer has a "child lock" program and the symbol indicates it has been activated.

Here`s how to deactivate it...

1) Press the "menu" button until you see "CHILD LOCK :ON" appear in the display. ( if nothing is pressed within 10 sec.following this the menu will close and it will default to program in the display )

2) Once you see what I just mentioned in the display press the "select" button until "CHILD LOCK :OFF" appears in the display.

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Let me know if this was helpful to you or not, if so please take a second and rate it accordingly.

Thank you for visiting "fixya" for your washer solution inquiry.

good luck going forward.

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Hello and welcome to Fixya.

You`re likely right on about inadvertently locking out the controls. Your washer has a "child lock" program and I suspect that has been activated.

Here`s how to deactivate it...

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Let me know if this was helpful to you or not, if so please take a second and rate it accordingly.

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