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Lock light is on

A green light is on with the picture of a pad lock. I have know idea how to turn it off.

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Look for a button with a picture of a lock on it. Hold it down until it turns off. It may be the button closest to the actual light.

If not please provide the model and model number.

Posted on Feb 17, 2009

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The model indicated: MDB5651A does not have display and the error codes are shown like flashing lights. If that is your model and problem please just tell me what lights are flashing.

In Maytag with display instead, the L on display means that the machine is control locked. That is not an error message, but a code telling that the machine has been locked by the user (probably by mistake since you are the user).

I quote from Maytag technical documentation:

? If a cycle or option pad is pressed after the controls have been locked, the indicator light next to lock graphic will flash five times. On selected models with a countdown display, the display will flash the symbol "L" simultaneously with lock indicator.

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Here are the instructions to set and unset the child lock.

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1. Press the Sensor Dry or Lock pad and hold for
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2. An indicator light next to the lock graphic will
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