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Need to disable child lock

Washing machine frozen with flashing key signal and child lock activated - unable to deactivate lock even when pressing and holding in start button

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If you didnt lock the unit yourself - the ECU is failed and needs replacement.


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Door not unlocking Fisher Paykel front loader Wh60f60w. The cycle appears to have completed but the door remains locked well beyond normal lock delay. Is there a manual release?


Have switched this on?

Child-proof lock
? You can protect the appliance from being tampered by activating the child-proof lock.
? When activated, no change can be made to the programme running.
To activate the child-proof lock:
1 Press the 1st and 2nd additional function buttons for 3 seconds.
2 The "C ON" (child lock is activated) symbol appears on the screen.
Note: the child lock symbol will also be displayed whenever any button is pressed while the
machine is child-locked.
3 The child-proof lock lamp on the programme follow-up indicator will light up when the childproof lock is activated.
To deactivate the child-proof lock:
1 Press the 1st and 2nd additional function buttons for 3 seconds.
2 The "C OFF" (child-proof lock is deactivated) symbol appears on the screen.
3 The child-proof lock lamp on the programme follow-up indicator will go off when the child-proof
lock is deactivated.

Apr 01, 2017 | Fisher Washing Machines

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How to Unlock Any Appliance or Turn Off Child Lock


<span style="font-weight: bold;">Bosch Dishwasher:</span><br /> <ol> <li>To deactivate, press and hold the "&lt;" button until the Child Lock LED goes out.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">Bosch Microwave:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Press "Settings" followed by the number "5" to deactivate Child Lock.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">Bosch Washing Machine:</span><br /> <ol> <li>To deactivate Child Lock, press the Start/Pause button and hold down for 5 seconds.</li></ol>or<br /> <ol> <li>Press the Menu button until CHILD LOCK :ON appears in the display.</li> <li>Press the Select button until CHILD LOCK :OFF appears in the display.</li> <li>Press the Start/Pause button and the key symbol should disappear.<br /></li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">Danfoss Thermostat:</span><br /><br /> <ol> <li>Press the control knob or button and hold it in place.</li> <li>Turn the knob counterclockwise until you see the word "Code" appear in the display.</li> <li>Turn the knob clockwise and select the code "0033."</li> <li>Press on the control knob until you see an icon of a clock or a hand appear or disappear indicating that the child lock has been set or unset.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">Delonghi Microwave:</span><br /> <ol> <li>To deactivate Child Lock, press the STOP/CLEAR key until the beep is heard.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">Delonghi Portable Air Conditioner:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Pressing the "+" and "-" buttons on the control panel together for more than two seconds unlocks the keypad.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">Fisher & Paykel Dish Drawer:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Disable the child lock by pressing and holding the key with a key and lock symbol printed on it until the padlock symbol disappears from the screen.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">Frigidaire Dishwasher:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Press and hold the No Head Dry button (or the Rinse Only, Delay Start or Air Dry button depending on model) for 3 seconds.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">Frigidaire Dryer:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Press and hold the "Control Lock" button for five seconds to release the lock.</li></ol>or<br /> <ol> <li>Press and hold the "Options" and "Select" buttons simultaneously and hold for 10 seconds to release the door lock.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">GE Dishwasher:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Press and hold the Heated Dry button for 3 secs.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">GE Electric Stove:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Press and hold "Lock" for three seconds to release the child lock function.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">Kenmore Dishwashers:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Press the "Heated Dry" button, and hold for four seconds until the "Lock On" icon light turns off.</li></ol>or<br /> <ol> <li>Hold the "Sensor Dry" or "Lock" symbol down for three seconds until the lock indicator light goes off.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">Kenmore Dryer:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Press and hold the AUTO DRY LEVEL button for 3 seconds.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">Kenmore Microwave:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Touch and hold Cancel for 5 seconds to deactivate the lock.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">Kenmore Range:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Push and hold the Lock button for 10 seconds.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">Kenmore Washing Machine:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Press and hold "Drain & Spin" for 3 seconds to release the child lock.</li></ol>or<br /> <ol> <li>Press and hold Cancel for 10 seconds.</li></ol>or<br /> <ol> <li>Hold the "End of Cycle" button down for 5 to 6 seconds.</li></ol>or<br /> <ol> <li>Hold the Child Lock button for 5 seconds.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">Kitchenaid Dishwasher:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Press and hold Energy Saver/Dry button for 5 seconds.</li></ol>or<br /> <ol> <li>Press and hold Lock button for 5 seconds.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">Kitchenaid Microwave:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Press and hold the "Cancel" or "Start" button for five seconds.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">Kitchenaid Oven:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Touch and hold START for 5 seconds.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">LG Dishwasher:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Press and hold the Spray and Rinse button simultaneously for 3 seconds.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">LG Dryer:</span><br /> <ol> <li>In models that include a rack dry, usually holding the [rack dry] button for three seconds will disable the function.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">LG Refrigerator:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Press and hold the Lock button for 3 seconds.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">LG TV:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Open the menu, select lock (padlock symbol) then select lock system, then select off.</li> <li>Press exit to exit the menu.<br /></li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">LG Washing Machine:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Press and hold "Dry" & "Spin" buttons together for a few seconds. </li></ol>or<br /> <ol> <li>Press and hold "options & select" until the light goes off.</li></ol>or<br /> <ol> <li>Press and hold "end of cycle" for over 5 seconds.</li></ol>or<br /> <ol> <li>Press and hold the PRE-WASH/Child Lock buttons for 3 seconds. </li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">Maytag Dishwasher:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Press the Heated Dry button for three seconds.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">Maytag Microwave:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Press and hold the "Enter/Start" button for 3 seconds</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">Panasonic Microwave:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Press "Stop/Cancel" 3 times to deactivate Child Lock.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">Philips TV:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Using your TV Remote, press the 'MENU' button, select FEATURES and press cursor right.</li> <li>Press cursor up/down to select CHILD LOCK and press cursor right.</li> <li>The screen will prompt you for PASSWORD, key in you password if known. If the password is unknown, then key in the code 0711 twice.</li> <li>Press cursor up/down to select CHILD LOCK, press cursor right to change the status to OFF.<br /></li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">Samsung Dishwasher:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Hold down the Delicate and Rinse buttons simultaneously for three 3 seconds.<br /></li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">Samsung Refrigerator:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Press and hold the Ice Off/Lock button for 3 seconds.</li></ol>or<br /> <ol> <li>Press and hold the Ice Off button for 3 seconds.</li></ol>or<br /> <ol> <li>Press and hold the Lighting button for 3 seconds.</li></ol>or<br /> <ol> <li>Press and hold the Child Lock button for 3 seconds.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">Whirlpool Dishwasher:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Press and hold Heated Dry button for 4 secs.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">Whirlpool Dryer:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Press and hold the END OF CYCLE SIGNAL button for 3 seconds.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">Whirlpool Washing Machine:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Press and hold the END OF CYCLE SIGNAL button for 3 seconds.</li></ol>

on Jun 17, 2011 | Washing Machines

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Hot point washing machine WMA76 stuck on child lock


Child Lock
?When activated all the buttons will be disabled and a child will not be
able to alter any wash programme or option settings. Once selected
this feature remains activated, even when the machine is 'off'.
To use this feature press the 'Child Lock' button and hold down for 2
seconds.The child safe icon will begin to flash.When the icon stops flashing
the feature is activated.If any of the control buttons are pressed, the child
safe icon will flash and the machine will bleep 3 times: no alterations to the
control settings will be allowed.If power is interrupted, at any time,pressing
any button will reactivate the child lock feature.
To deactivate this feature hold the 'Child Lock' button down for 4
seconds.You will then hear a bleep and the child safe icon will go out

Mar 27, 2016 | Washing Machines

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I am trying to start my washer and the symbol of a head with a collar appears on the dial and i am unable to change any of the controlls or start the washer.


Hi.

Samsung machines error codes are numbers and letters, then I the machine is not in fault mode, but child lock has likely kicked in.

Here is child lock icon:

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Try the following:

ACTIVATING/DEACTIVATING
If you want to activate/deactivate the Child Lock function, press the Soil Level and Signal
buttons at the same time for 3 seconds.
How It Works:
1. "Child Lock" can be activated while your Washer is running.
2. Once you activate "Child Lock", all controls (except for the Power button) will be locked
until you deactivate "Child Lock".
3. The Child Lock button will be lit while it is in effect.


Here the user manual.

Jan 11, 2011 | Samsung WF218AN Front Load Washer

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I have the 2010 Samsung Washer/Dryer 10kg and it is stuck on child lock. I can not get it off. Help?


Follow this instruction............. ACTIVATING/DEACTIVATING
If you want to activate/deactivate the Child Lock function, press the Soil Level and Signal buttons at the same time for 3 seconds.

How It Works: 1. "Child Lock" can be activated while your Washer is running. 2. Once you activate "Child Lock", all controls (except for the Power button) will be locked until you deactivate "Child Lock". 3. The Child Lock button will be lit while it is in effect. When buttons, other than the Power button, do not respond, please check if the "Child Lock" function is on.
Hope this helps u out!

Nov 17, 2010 | Samsung Washing Machines

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How to release child lock in seimens washing machine that is wash and dry D12-52 1200 rpm


Child lock will deactivate only in the original programme that it was activated in. If you have forgotten the orginal programme, try deactivating separately in each programme.
To deactivate child lock press the clock key for 5 seconds.

Nov 07, 2010 | Siemens WFXD8400UC Front Load Washer

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How can i turn off key symbol


Hello Lucy and welcome to Fixya.

As far as the "signal" activation or de-activation goes, it should be performed before starting a load of laundry and it is as follow's... 1) Turn the program selector to any program as you would doing laundry. Add your items... 2) When you close the door the "start/pause" light flashes... 3) Press the "menu" button until the signal indicator is displayed and flashes ( a small speaker symbol ) as does the start/pause light. If no buttons are pressed within 10 seconds, the current setting will be saved. 4) Press the "select" button until the desired volume or "off" is reached/displayed. 5) Press the "start/pause" button so the program starts and the setting is saved after the cycle has completed. As for the "key" symbol, your washer has a "child lock" program and the symbol indicates it has been activated.

Here`s how to deactivate it...

1) Press the "menu" button until you see "CHILD LOCK :ON" appear in the display. ( if nothing is pressed within 10 sec.following this the menu will close and it will default to program in the display )

2) Once you see what I just mentioned in the display press the "select" button until "CHILD LOCK :OFF" appears in the display.

3) Finally by pressing the "start/pause" button the key symbol should disappear confirming you have successfully exited the child lock program.

Let me know if this was helpful to you or not, if so please take a second and rate it accordingly.

Thank you for visiting "fixya" for your washer solution inquiry.

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Jun 16, 2010 | Bosch Washing Machines

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My kenmore elite washer just stop working. My mom


When activated all the buttons will be disabled and a child will not be able to alter any wash programme or option settings. Once selected this feature remains activated, even when the machine is ‘off’.

To use this feature press the ‘Child Lock’ button and hold down for 2 seconds. The child safe icon will begin to flash. When the icon stops flashing the feature is activated. If any of the control buttons are pressed, the child safe icon will flash and the machine will bleep 3 times: no alterations to the control settings will be allowed. If power is interrupted, at any time, pressing any button will reactivate the child lock feature.

To deactivate this feature hold the ‘Child Lock’ button down for 4 seconds. You will then hear a bleep and the child safe icon will go out.
If this is not the problem than turn off the AC power for 30 mintes and then power the machine back on an everything should be OK to use as long as no Error Codes are displayed.

Nov 13, 2009 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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How do we get childlock off a hotpoint wm 864


When activated all the buttons will be disabled and a child will not be able to alter any wash programme or option settings. Once selected this feature remains activated, even when the machine is ‘off’.

To use this feature press the ‘Child Lock’ button and hold down for 2 seconds. The child safe icon will begin to flash. When the icon stops flashing the feature is activated. If any of the control buttons are pressed, the child safe icon will flash and the machine will bleep 3 times: no alterations to the control settings will be allowed. If power is interrupted, at any time, pressing any button will reactivate the child lock feature.

To deactivate this feature hold the ‘Child Lock’ button down for 4 seconds. You will then hear a bleep and the child safe icon will go out.

Oct 25, 2009 | Washing Machines

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I can't remove the childlock on my washing machine! Can you help?


When activated all the buttons will be disabled and a child will not be able to alter any wash programme or option settings. Once selected this feature remains activated, even when the machine is ‘off’.

To use this feature press the ‘Child Lock’ button and hold down for 2 seconds. The child safe icon will begin to flash. When the icon stops flashing the feature is activated. If any of the control buttons are pressed, the child safe icon will flash and the machine will bleep 3 times: no alterations to the control settings will be allowed. If power is interrupted, at any time, pressing any button will reactivate the child lock feature.

To deactivate this feature hold the ‘Child Lock’ button down for 4 seconds. You will then hear a bleep and the child safe icon will go out.

Sep 27, 2009 | Hotpoint Ultima WF860 Front Load Washer

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