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How to turn off the child lock on a dryer


This information is from the manual:
Child Lock can be used to prevent your children from changing options on control panel while the dryer is running. When child lock is enabled, all the buttons will be locked and Child Lock glows. To enable Child Lock, Press and Hold OPTION for 3 seconds, A single beep tone is heard and Child Lock is displayed on the status window. To disable child Lock, press and hold OPTION for 3 seconds again.

May 27, 2014 | LG DLE2514 Electric Dryer

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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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Child safety lock feature is on. how do you take it off


im not sure if your model of dryer but here is some instructions
Child lock
When activated, the child lock prevents the dryer from being operated by locking the control panel functions.
The dryer can be turned on but not started. The "Child lock" indicator will flash.
The door can be opened.
To activate the child lock
1. Make sure the dryer is turned off and
the door is closed.
2. Press and hold the "Anti-crease" and "DRYNESS" buttons at the same time, hold until step 5.
3. Turn on the dryer with the "On/Off" button.
4. Press the "OPTIONS" button 3 times. 5. Release the "Anti-crease" and
"DRYNESS" buttons.
The "Child lock" indicator will flash and the dryer is now locked.
6. Turn off the dryer using the "On/Off" button.
To deactivate the child lock Repeat steps 1. to 5.
The "Child lock" indicator will go out. The control panel is now unlocked.
6. Turn off the dryer using the "On/Off" button.

Dec 15, 2012 | Bosch Washing Machines

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Child lock is stuck on and athe dryer will not turn on. How do yoiu turn off the child lock?


HI!!
Child Lock can be used to prevent your children from undesirable use on control panel while the dryer is running. When Child Lock is enabled, all the button will be locked and Child Lock glows. To lock Child Lock, Press and hold Rack Dry for 3 seconds, A single beep tone is heard and CL is displayed on the status window. To unlock Child Lock, press and hold Rack Dry for 3 seconds again.
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Jan 03, 2011 | LG DLG5988 Gas Dryer

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Where is the resset buton on frigidaire electric dryer machine?


  1. Press and hold the "Control Lock" button for five seconds to lock the dryer. Release the button when the dryer beeps, indicating that the dryer is in locked position.
  2. Press and hold the "Control Lock" button for five seconds to release the lock.
  3. Press and hold the "Options" and "Select" buttons at the same time on Frigidaire dryer models that do not have a "Control Lock" button. Hold the buttons for 10 seconds until "LOC" is displayed.
  4. Press and hold the "Options" and "Select" buttons simultaneously and hold for 10 seconds to release the door lock.
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Dec 20, 2010 | Frigidaire Electric Dryer

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Control locked


Hi,

If you want to enable the Controls Lock/Unlock Feature:-
To enable the Controls Lock feature when dryer is running: Press and hold the CONTROLS LOCK/UNLOCK button for 3 seconds. The control is locked when a single beep is heard and the Controls Lock status light is on. This feature allows you to lock your settings to avoid unintended use of the dryer. You can also use the Controls Lock feature to avoid unintended cycle or option changes during dryer operation.

■When the dryer is off, it is not necessary to press the Control On button before activating the Controls Lock feature.

For unlocking: Press and hold the CONTROLS LOCK/UNLOCK button for 3 seconds to turn this feature off.

NOTE:- When the dryer is running and Controls Lock is on, the dryer can be stopped by pressing the Pause/Cancel button, but cannot be restarted until the control is unlocked.

Good Luck and have a nice day
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Jun 29, 2010 | Whirlpool GEW9250 Electric Dryer

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The control lock light will not go off and the dryer will not work at all, I tried holding the end of cycle button for three seconds, but the light remains on. i have tried unplugging the dryer, but when I...


The control lock light will not go off and the dryer will not work at all, I tried holding the end of cycle button for three seconds, but the light remains on. i have tried unplugging the dryer, but when I plug it back in the control lock light come back on. Whirlpool Duet gew9250plg

Aug 05, 2009 | Whirlpool GEW9250 Electric Dryer

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Whirlpool duet washer dryer, Dryer is stuck on control lock


look to the far right buttons labled control lock, hold it in for 3-5 secs, to unlock

Mar 23, 2009 | Whirlpool ET8CHEXSQ Dryer

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