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Kenmore Elite HE4t Washer - "Control Locked"

The control locked light is lit and it will not allow me to do anything else. I have pushed every button and it is not responding. How do I reset this and how did this happen? Help I need to do laundry! Thanks for any assistance. washer lights come on but washer will not lock so cycle can start

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  • Anonymous Dec 24, 2007

    Laundry is clean, but door will not open. No water in the machine

  • gviste Dec 24, 2007

    F came on machine will not drain will not do anything. i did as troubleshooting said and nothing checked elect. is fine. this is a thousand dollar pc of junk 2 years old

  • gransasso Dec 25, 2007

    Holding the end of cycle button did nothing for my control lock problem as did holding the custom program button. You must need to hold down more than one button.

  • Anonymous Jan 05, 2008

    I have the same problem with the same model. Please give me the answer to allow my washer to work.

  • Anonymous Jan 05, 2008

    My load finished and the laundy clean light was on. Then for some reason, unknown to me the control locked light came on. I can do nothing with the machine.

  • Anonymous Feb 10, 2008

    I too am having the same problem. I ran a load of wash today and after the load was finished the "Control Locked" indicator came on and I have tried everything to get it off. Unplugging the machine, holding in the cancel button, opening and closing the door and trying to pick cycles, etc end result the "Control Locked" indicator is still on. Please does anyone know how to fix this!!!

  • Anonymous Apr 26, 2008

    the control locked lihht is lit and will not allow to do anything

  • Anonymous May 09, 2008

    removed cover to clean out pump basket of debris and when put back together the control lock light was on.

  • Anonymous Jul 07, 2008

    washer is flashing dl and f will not wash

  • pdxlaundry Aug 25, 2008

    My washer locked itself with wet clothes inside. I have tried EVERY thing including holding down the drain spin for short periods to long periods. HELP my clothes are molding...

  • analucia2003 Oct 27, 2008

    My washer machine is not working the control locked light is on. I can not make the machine work.

  • willowa Nov 13, 2008

    control locked light on and machine locked up


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I had the same problem. If you will hold the "Drain & Spin button" in for approximately 4 to 5 seconds it unlocks the " Control Locked" issue.

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I just had the same problem, to fix it press the button for drainj/spin
for 3 seconds.

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I followed dpgord suggestion and held down the "Drain & Spin button" for a few seconds and it fixed it.

Thanks, you probably saved me the cost of dinner in a nice restaurant. Who knows, with today's prices you may have saved me air fare to Hawaii.

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Trouble, did you try to press and hold the end of cycle signal, this usually unlocks the control. Catriver.

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Thanks it worked!!!!

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I pressed and held drain/spin and it unlocked the controls... try it and let me know.

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SOURCE: Kenmore Elite HE4t Washer - "Control Locked"

Press and hold 'dry' & 'spin', shd unlock OR
Try holding the "end of cycle" button down for 5 or 6 seconds. You must hv done it accidently, it is the child lock device. Pl. rate if helped.

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I pressed and held drain/spin and it unlocked the controls... try it and let me know.

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