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Dryer problem The 'CONTROL LOCKED' light is on and I am unable to use the dryer. How can I get the light off?

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  • JackJulie Jan 13, 2008

    Can't get my whirlpool gas dryer out of ulock mode...tried pressing button for three seconds?????Could you help? Thanks

  • busterisland Apr 23, 2008

    Held end of cycle button for 3 seconds several times. This features activates itself and is always difficult to deactivate.

  • mantonat Sep 23, 2008

    As the first question indicated, I tried holding the Cycle Signal button for 3 seconds with no luck. So I did read the manual and I did what it said, but the Control Lock light stays on and I can't run the dryer. Any help?

  • smith241 Jan 28, 2009

    same as all the others...pressed the button, cleaned out the trap and stuck the vacuume wand in there, sucked everything out...unplugged it for a whlie...nothing...frozen

  • cherryban09 Feb 12, 2009

    My dryer control lock is on. And I tried the end of cycle button but still cannot unlock it. Can anyone help?

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Here is the link to the owner's manuals etc. if you need it; http://shared.whirlpoolcorp.com/product_literature/search_results.jsp?searchTerm=GGW9250PL&siteCode=WHRCOM Check the first owner's manual, page 14. It says; " Control Lock. This feature allows you to lock your settings to prevent unintended use of the dryer. You can also use the Control Locked feature to prevent unintended cycle or option changes during dryer operation. To enable the Control Locked feature when dryer is running: Press and hold the END OF CYCLE SIGNAL button for3 seconds. The control is locked when a single beep is heard and the Control Locked status light is on. When the dryer is off, it is not necessary to press the Control On button before activating the Control Locked feature. To unlock: Press and hold the END OF CYCLE SIGNAL button for 3 seconds to turn this feature off. NOTE: When the dryer is running and Control Locked is on, the dryer can be stopped by pressing the Pause/Cancel button, but can?t be restarted until the control is unlocked." Hope this helps :)

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Try to check you lint screen,if its too dirty the sensor will not allow the machine to run..clean the sensor and for sure it will run.

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The 'CONTROL LOCKED' light is on and I am unable to use the dryer.


Have you tried turning the control lock off by holding down the designated button or buttons to do so? If that does not work try disconnecting power from the machine for a short period of a time and then reconnecting to see if a reset resolves the problem.

If you need further help, I’m available over the phone at https://www.6ya.com/expert/jason_4570d45317834dd3

Jun 21, 2012 | Whirlpool Dryers

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The front light lit on my Whirlpool dryer is showing control locked


Hi.

If the front light lit is control locked, that means that your Whirlpool electric dryer had been set in control lock mode.

Control lock is a special mode that will prevent user from changing settings or using control until the dryer gets unlocked again.

The machine is set to control lock mode by holding down the CONTROL LOCK/UNLOCK button for several seconds. In the same way you can stop the control lock mode when the machine is already set to Control Lock.


When the dryer is running and Control Locked is on, the dryer can still be stopped by pressing the Pause/Cancel button, but cannot be restarted until the control is unlocked.

If the front light lit is control locked but the dryer door opens and it does not turn off, then you are probably in this situation. In that case, the door will be opening , but the machine still stays locked.

Disconnecting the machine from power, either unplugging power cord or tripping circuit breaker, won't help. The control lock system is designed to stay on in case of power failure.
If the machine is control locked, try unlocking it with the following procedure.

To unlock: Press and hold the CONTROL LOCK/UNLOCK button for 3 to 5 seconds to turn the control lock feature off.

If that does not work, try disconnecting power for five minutes to reset the machine, and eventually do unlock again. As said, cutting power alone will not cause the machine to unlock.


If the machine is still not responding, the lights stay on all the time, the dryer panel does not respond to control unlock procedure, and the door does not lock anymore, then it may be a defective control board.

If you are in this situation, before replacing the control board more parts, including the door lock must be tested. In that case the best option may be contacting the Whirlpool support number listed on the Dryer use and care manual, usually in the last pages.

In this case try resetting control lock as explained above, as told the dryer is more likely control locked and then stopped.


Regards.

Ginko.

on Feb 01, 2010 | Whirlpool GEW9250 Electric Dryer

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Maytag dryer epicz says "controls


controls locked

This feature allows you to lock your settings to prevent
unintended use of the dryer. You can also use the Control Locked
feature to prevent unintended cycle or option changes during
dryer operation.
To enable the Control Locked feature:
Press and hold AUTO DRY LEVEL for 3 seconds. Control Locked
glows and a single beep tone is heard. To unlock, press and hold
AUTO DRY LEVEL for 3 seconds. The indicator light turns off.

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Dryer is on LOCK CONTROL how do Iget it off?


The model number did not cross but here is what the manuals say for a Duet dryer:

CONTROL LOCKED

This feature allows you to lock your settings to

prevent unintended use of the dryer. You can

also use this feature to prevent unintended

cycle changes during dryer operation.

To enable the Control Locked feature:

Press and hold the End Of Cycle Signal button

for 3 seconds. The control is locked when a

single beep is heard and the Control Locked

status light is on.

• When the dryer is off, it is not necessary to

press the Control On button before activating

the Control Locked feature.

To unlock the Control Locked feature:

Press and hold the End Of Cycle Signal button

for 3 seconds to turn this feature off.

NOTE: When the dryer is running and Control

Locked is on, the dryer can be stopped by

pressing the Pause/Cancel button, but cannot
be restarted until the control is unlocked

Let me know if this does not work.
Kelly

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Control lock on


To enable the Control Locked feature when dryer is
running:
Press and hold the CYCLE END SIGNAL button for 3 seconds.
The control is locked when a single beep is heard and the Control
Locked status light is on.
 When the dryer is off, it is not necessary to press the Control
On button before activating the Control Locked feature.
To unlock:
Press and hold the CYCLE END SIGNAL button for 3 seconds to
turn this feature off.
NOTE: When the dryer is running and Control Locked is on, the
dryer can be stopped by pressing the Off button, but can’t be
restarted until the control is unlocked.

Jun 01, 2010 | KitchenAid KGHS01P Gas Dryer

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How do you turn off the control locked key?


To enable the Control Locked feature when dryer is
running:
Press and hold the END OF CYCLE SIGNAL button for
3 seconds. The control is locked when a single beep is heard and
the Control Locked status light is on.
 When the dryer is off, it is not necessary to press the Control
On button before activating the Control Locked feature.
To unlock:
Press and hold the END OF CYCLE SIGNAL button for 3 seconds
to turn this feature off.
NOTE: When the dryer is running and Control Locked is on, the
dryer can be stopped by pressing the Pause/Cancel button, but
can’t be restarted until the control is unlocked.

May 29, 2010 | Whirlpool GEW9250 Electric Dryer

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Control locked light is on


This feature allows you to lock your settings to prevent
unintended use of the dryer. You can also use the Control Locked
feature to prevent unintended cycle or option changes during
dryer operation.
To enable the Control Locked feature when dryer is
running:
Press and hold the END OF CYCLE SIGNAL button for
3 seconds. The control is locked when a single beep is heard and
the Control Locked status light is on.
When the dryer is off, it is not necessary to press the Control
On button before activating the Control Locked feature.
To unlock:
Press and hold the END OF CYCLE SIGNAL button for 3 seconds
to turn this feature off.
NOTE: When the dryer is running and Control Locked is on, the
dryer can be stopped by pressing the Pause/Cancel button, but
can’t be restarted until the control is unlocked.

Here is a manual.

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Machine is stuck in control lock


This feature allows you to lock your settings to prevent unintended use of the dryer.You can also use the Control Locked feature to prevent unintended cycle or option changes during dryer operation.

To enable the Control Locked feature when dryer is running:

Press and hold the END OF CYCLE SIGNAL button for 3 seconds.
The control is locked when a single beep is heard and the Control
Locked status light is on.When the dryer is off,it is not necessary
to press the Control On button before activating the Control Locked
feature.

To unlock:

Press and hold the END OF CYCLE SIGNAL button for 3 seconds to turn this feature off.

NOTE:

When the dryer is running and Control Locked is on, the dryer can be
stopped by pressing the Pause/Cancel button,but can't be restarted
until the control is unlocked.

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The light for Control Locked is on and it will not start


someone has inadvertently locked the control panel. to unlock it, press the "end of cycle signal" button for 3 seconds or until the lock light goes off

Aug 29, 2009 | Whirlpool GEW9250 Electric Dryer

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Dryer problem


try pressing the End of Cycle button on the far right for more than 3 or 4 seconds.  It should reset.

Dec 28, 2008 | Whirlpool GEW9250 Electric Dryer

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Strange issue with my gas dryer and the control panel I am having a strange issue with my dryer. I have a Whirlpool gas dryer, Model: GGW9250PW0; and am having issues with the Electronic Control (mfg part 8558753). Yesterday, I went to go use the dryer and I press the "Control On" button like normal, but nothing happened. I did not get any lights or anything, yet when I open the door, the inside light comes on. I have a similar model washer plugged into the same electric outlet and everything there works fine. After researching the issue out a bit, I took off the toe panel and took off the duct-lint (mfg part W10128606) so that I could reach the wires connected to the dryer thermister and dryer thermal fuse better. I then took the wires off both of those as well as disconnected the sensor wiring harness (mfg part 3406653) and used a vacuum to clean out any lint as well as compressed air to clean off those connectors. I re-hooked all the wires back up and plugged the dryer in. I pressed the "Control On" button and all the proper lights lit up. I then pressed the "Cancel" button to turn it off, unplugged the dryer, and put the duct-lint back on. I plugged the dryer back in and tried the "Control On" and "Cancel" again, and it still worked. I then put the toe panel back on, pushed "Control On", then turned on the dryer using the "Hold to Start" button and everything worked like it used to. Here is the strange issue I am having. I ran a load in the washer and when done, I put in the dryer and tried the "Control On" button. Everything came up, but when I pressed the "Hold to Start", nothing happened. I then tried to press the "Cancel" button, and nothing happened. I could turn the knob and the different lights lit up, but none of the buttons seemed to be working. After holding the "Cancel" button for a few seconds it turned off the panel lights. I then pushed the "Control On" button again and had to press it a few times before the panel lights came on. After a little bit of playing with the buttons and knob, I was able to start the dryer. I stopped the dryer (didn't want to run it the whole time in case something is wrong) and tried to start it again. I can get the panel lights to come on, but it seems like the buttons are sticking and not fully working like they should. I don't want to have to buy an expensive part unless I absolutely need to and wanted to see if anyone can think of anything else that might be going on or that I could try before paying almost $200 for a new Electronic Control, especially if I will still have the same problem after replacing this part like some other people have reported. Thanks!

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