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The panel light says control locked

The dryer will not turn on when is just worked. The control locked light is on. Tried unpugging for 30 minutes

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Hey ,check this link and input your model # this will give you the service manual on your unit
http://servicematters.com/docs/wiring/wiring_main.htm

Posted on Dec 15, 2007

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    bharath m Dec 17, 2007

    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)

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Some dyers have a cool down safety feature
could be activated or could be a broken belt
check for a broken belt also

Posted on Dec 15, 2007

  • Eugene Merritt Dec 22, 2007

    If the control lock sw was inadvertenly locked it can
    be unlocked by:
    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.

  • Eugene Merritt Dec 22, 2007

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