Question about Dryers
We have a whirlpool duet dryer that we've been using for years. all of a sudden the control lock button came on. we pressed all the buttons but it didn't work. we tried unplugging it but nothing happened also. what should we do?
To enable the control lock feature: Press and hold END OF CYCLE SIGNAL button for 3 seconds. The Lock/Unlock Control icon lights up, and a single beep tone is heard. To unlock, press and hold END OF CYCLE SIGNAL button for 3 seconds. The indicator light turns off.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Whirlpool Front Load Duet Dryer
Elsewhere on this forum a fix was given that is rather easy. Someone in your home has activated the child safety switch. On the lower right hand side of the control panel, hold the bottom button in for 3 seconds until the light goes out.(safety control lock switch)
Posted on Dec 14, 2007
The following link explains how to correct a Control Lock problem on a Whirpool Duet:
If these procedures do not correct the error, you may have a more serious problem. If you need further assistance, please let me know. I hope this helps you.
Posted on Jul 28, 2009
This advise is for Kenmore Elite and Whirlpool Duet front loader washers and dryers with a Control Lock problem.
This may or may not be an indication of a serious problem. In the majority of the cases, this is a simple operator error. Nearly all these model appliances have some sort of Control Lock feature on the front panel now. This is a designed safety feature that is used to prevent small children from manipulating the controls. The controls can be easily locked or unlocked by pressing and holding the following button on the front panel:
Whirlpool Duet Washer - Press and hold the END OF CYCLE SIGNAL button for 3 seconds.
Whirlpool Duet Dryer - Press and hold the END OF CYCLE SIGNAL button for 3 seconds.
Kenmore Elite Washer - Press and hold the DRAIN/SPIN button for 3 seconds.
Kenmore Elite Dryer - Press and hold the AUTO DRY LEVEL button for 3 seconds.
These instructions may not be all inclusive for all Kenmore and Whirlpool models, but they are the most common. Chances are, if you have a Control Lock feature, the instructions will be printed on the front panel adjacent to the button that is required to lock or unlock the controls.
NOTE: These instructions may also work for newer model Maytag, Hotpoint, Admiral and Fridgidaire model front loaders as well. Refer to your owner's manual or front panel for instructions pertaining to your sepcific model.
If the Control Lock feature will not lock or unlock the appliance, unplugging the unit for AT LEAST 30 minutes is recommended in order to reset the main control board. In many cases this is all that is required to correct momentary glitches.
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Posted on Sep 30, 2010
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