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Control panel The control panel will not work. It's fixed on "control locked".

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Are you able to unlock the controller. There is a button somewhere on your washer usually by your option keys. read the small print. You will see a padlock sometimes. press and hold that key usually for 3 seconds or untill the loick light goes away

Posted on Jan 07, 2009

  • erica graber Jan 07, 2009

    If it does not go away you proibably have a bad touch panel

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I have a code of loc coming on and my dryer wont work how can I fix this issue??


The control panel is locked. on the control panel, there will be either a "lock" button that you hold down for 3-5 seconds to unlock, or it will have "lock" in small letters with a line pointing to 2 of the option buttons. hold the 2 buttons it points to for 3-5 seconds and it will unlock. the control lock is a child safty feature that will not allow any the washer to work until it is unlocked. P.S. to put the control panel into the lock mode, is the same way as you unlock the control panel.

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Hi, Whirlpool makes their control lock very confusing. Often times, people will look on the control panel and the control lock light will go on and they can not figure out how to unlock the control panel. They will try pressing and holding the cancel button and unplugging the washer or dryer to reset it. None of these options work. All you need to do is press and hold the end of cycle button for 3 seconds and the control panel will unlock. If that doesn't unlock your controls, then unfortunately your interface control board is just shorted and will need to be ordered and replaced to fix the issue.

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HE3 front load washer has "control Blocked" light is on. No button works on control panel.


You have locked the control via the "Child Lock." Look for the button with a small padlock icon on it, press and hold for about 4 seconds to unlock. That should fix ya!

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The control lock item is on , an the washer wont work with this light on. HELP what do i need to do to fix this.


The Control Lock is actually a safety feature that enables the consumer to lock the control panel to prevent small children from manipulating the controls and accidentally starting the appliance. This can usually be reset and does not require a technician.

With the lock on, the control panel is disabled and you cannot use any of the controls, except the button to unlock it. It can inadvertently be set following a power outage, leaning against the control panel, or pressing and holding the wrong button. This is usually not an indication of a malfunction.

If this is a Whirlpool manufactured appliance (such as Kenmore Elite or Whirlpool Duet), the following link explains how to lock/unlock this feature:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3608801-control_panel_lock


These instructions are also printed on the front panel of the appliance and in the owner's manual.

If this does not correct your problem, then you may have a more serious problem than a simple operator control button issue (such as an operator console problem or main control board issue). Please post back and let me know if you need further assistance.

May 07, 2010 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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Control off is on, how can I fix it?


Press any of the buttons on the control panel to see if the buttons are operational or check to see if the "Control Locked" indicator light is lit. If the control panel is operational, you may mistakenly lock the door.

Press and hold the "End of Cycle Signal" button for approximately three seconds until the "Control Locked" indicator light shuts off.

Apr 29, 2010 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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Control panel reads control locked


You problem have locked the control. There is a button on the front panel that says control lock. If you push adn hold this button for 3 secs the control locks or unlocks.

Jan 23, 2010 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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Me washing machine has a light that says control


You may have inadvertently locked the control panel. The Control Lock is actually a safety feature that allows the consumer to lock the control panel to prevent small children from manipulating the controls. It can inadvertently be set following a power outage, or by leaning against the control panel. The following link explains how to turn the feature on/off:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r2469429-kenmore_elite_amp_whirlpool_duet

These instructions are printed on the front panel of the appliance and in the owner's manual. If this does not correct your problem, then you may have a more serious problem than a simple operator control issue. If you need further assistance, please let me know. I hope this corrects the problem for you.

Dec 30, 2009 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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Button CONTROL LOCKED is on red and tha dryer will not work. How do I fix this?


The Control Lock is a safety feature that allows the consumer to lock the control panel to prevent small children from manipulating the controls. It can inadvertently be set following a power outage, or by leaning against the control panel. The following link explains how to turn the feature on/off:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r2469429-kenmore_elite_amp_whirlpool_duet

These instructions are printed on the front panel of the appliance and in the owner's manual. If this does not correct your problem, then you may have a more serious problem than a simple operator control issue. If you need further assistance, please let me know. I hope this corrects the problem for you.

Dec 21, 2009 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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WHAT IS 'CONTROL LOCK' ON THE WHIRLPOOL DUET


Control Lock is a designed safety feature that allows you to lock/unlock the control panel to prevent small children from manipulating the controls. To lock or unlock the control panel, click on the following link:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r2469429-kenmore_elite_amp_whirlpool_duet

If this does not fix your problem, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

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Control locked light come on and stay on, machine not running


take a good look and read on your control panel i don't remember which button you need to hold for 3 or 5 second to lock unlock control panel. it is also called child lock system.

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