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Dryer will not turn on. Control lock light is on. Whats wrong?

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The following link explains how to correct a Control lock problem on a Whirlpool Duet dryer:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r2469429-kenmore_elite_amp_whirlpool_duet

If the advice I provided, does not correct your problem, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

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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.

Jul 15, 2011 | Kenmore Elite HE4 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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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

Jan 22, 2011 | Whirlpool Washing Machines

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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.

Apr 10, 2010 | Whirlpool GEW9200L Electric Dryer

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Control Panel Kenmor Elite HE4


that sounds weird to have all those lights on...
first thing is to try and remove the "lock"light...
push and hold the button, for 5 seconds, below the "lock" light,
that should get the control back to normal operation. then if you still cant get the unit to turn on, try to unplug the dryer for a few minutes.
if you still cant get it to turn back on, call sears "customer service" and complain since your machine should not have failed at this early in its life.

Sep 15, 2009 | Kenmore Elite HE4 Electric Dryer

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Whirlpool Dryer GGW9200LW1


this is your child lock
look in your manual how to unlock

Jul 31, 2008 | Whirlpool GEW9250 Electric Dryer

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Dryer problem


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 :)

Jul 16, 2007 | Whirlpool GGW9250PL Gas Dryer

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