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Error code LOC on frigidaire front load dryer

The error code LOC is on when we push any button and dryer does not start

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  • Anonymous May 05, 2009

    I tried that and it didnt work for me. Any other suggestions?

  • Anonymous May 09, 2009

    LOC error on control panel.. I needed to unplug the power and reconnect to reset this error. Seems OK now.

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Hold down "OPTION and "SELECT" button at simaltaniously until screen resets. This should work for you.

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  • jlhuddl Jun 07, 2009

    hold down "OPTION and "SELECT" button at simaltaniously until screen resets. This should work for you.

  • adolphus Sep 09, 2011

    I depressed the OPTION & SELECT BUTTONS SIMULTANEOUSLY AND IT WORKED LIKE A CHARM. THANKS.

  • A. Nelson Oct 02, 2011

    Wow! I was worried that I was going to have to invest some money to get it fixed... After holding the two buttons for about 10 seconds it started right up! Thank you so much for your help.

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    mdennys_blan Aug 30, 2012

    Holding both Option and Select Buttons simultaneously worked for me too.

  • edpottsnj64
    edpottsnj64 Jan 07, 2013

    as for me, i was working on the washer and pressed a button inadvertently...

  • Catrina Adams Mar 01, 2014

    Once the repair is made, i.e. door lock replaced, clearing the error code by holding both Option and Select Buttons worked for us.

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    Neil Clark Jul 02, 2017

    I `caused' my "LOC" error by inadvertently leaning against the button panel; but JUST `pulsing' the "Option" & "Select" buttons briefly won't do it; for this `Reset' to work, you HAVE TO HOLD the "Option" and "Select" buttons depressed together for AT LEAST TEN (10) seconds - any period short of that will only get you `beeps' - and the taunting "LOC" code...

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This worked for me. The LOC indicates that the control panel settings are locked. Press the SELECT and OPTION button simultaneously to toggle this 'feature' on or off. Hope this helps.

Posted on Feb 17, 2009

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I called Frigidaire and you need to hold SELECT and OPTION buttons for 10 seconds.

Posted on Jan 22, 2013

  • Janet Ellefson Aug 07, 2013

    Thank you so much! It works!

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Unplug and wait 1minute then plug back up...resets the sytem...

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Thank you for this info was going crazy because I don't know what it went and it worked!!!

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Thank you. Holding the buttons for 20 sec cleared the loc error for me. I must have locked the cntrl panel when I ran Diags prior to replacing a burned element. Unfortunately I am back to the original problem, "motor runs no Heat". The element is still good but I am not getting voltage to it. I hav read other post and it appears I may have a faulty K2 Relay on the main processor board.

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I have tried holding the buttons and that does not work.

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LOC means it thinks the control panel is locked. This gives the ERR indication when you push the buttons. To unlock it you need to hold down the Options and Select buttons together until it reacts.

I know this may seem silly but - On the top right back corner of your washer hit it with medium force with your fist, this helps.


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