Question about Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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Light says control lock how do I unlock?? my washer control light is on and washer will not operate... any idea how to unlock??

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  • mddnl Feb 17, 2009

    I do not understand what removing the front panel means?? And what a strang is... Can you please give some more details on how to remove the front panel and how to get control light off?

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Hi, thanks for using Fix Ya,

Here is all you have to do,

To unlock the controls
Select and hold END OF CYCLE SIGNAL for 3 seconds until the
CONTROL LOCKED Status light turns off.

If you have any questions, let me know.

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Posted on Feb 17, 2009

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THE CONTROL LOCK MEANS THAT A FAULT HAS OCCURED IN THE WASHER CONTROLS AND U CAN'T USE THE MACHINE UNTIL THE PROBLEM THAT CAUSED IT I CORRECTED, THIS COULD BE ANY OF A DOZEN FAULTS.

Posted on Feb 17, 2009

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Hi there,

Round the front panel you should proberly see about 4 screws, just remove them and it should just slide of with a bit of force.

once opened you will see a catch, or like a bit of rope with a dongle on it, just pull it hard and your door should open :)

the doors on these sometimes do get stuck but its nothin to worry about :)

Posted on Feb 17, 2009

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Remove the lower panel and there will be a strang with a hoop on it. Give it a yank and the door will open. Look for an article of clothing stuck in the door.

Posted on Feb 17, 2009

  • Dan Webster
    Dan Webster Feb 19, 2009

    Why you low rating me I don't need your money. You open the access panel and grab the string and open the door manually. You want a repair done for 5 bucks? What did Forrest Gump's GF say? Are you stupid or something?

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SOURCE: CONTROL LOCK LIGHT ON. CANN'T USE WASHER.

pull plug wait 5 minutes then plug back in go into diagnostics
close door
push control/on
select drain/spin
select no spin by pushing spin speed touch pad
push prewash optionj four timesw within 5 seconds
c:00 will light up
in order to advance to next step
push prewash option 2 times

if it does not enter diagnostics you must replace main control board

Posted on Mar 12, 2009

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  • 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.


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  • Lock the washer again by pressing and holding the "End of Cycle Signal" button until the "Control Locked" indicator light turns on.

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