Question about Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

11 Answers

Control locked cant start washer did circut breakers, also unplugged it--nothing

Posted by on

  • 42 more comments 
  • eagle77733 Feb 10, 2008


  • jaywang Feb 11, 2008

    says controls locked....n unplugged it n noting happens what do i have to do to fix it

  • Anonymous Feb 21, 2008

    I can not get my front load duet washing machine out of the control locked feature. I held the cancel buttom for as long as 12 seconds and nothing is happening. Help, I have company arriving and need to do laundry


    Langley BC

  • Anonymous Feb 23, 2008

    the controller lock light appears and nothing seems to work. press all buttons, unplugged the power still nothing.

    what next?this is for a ghw9200lw

  • Anonymous Feb 24, 2008

    wont start lights are on

  • kialdamo Mar 01, 2008

    duo front load washer is locked, please help me already turn off and unplug it from the wall, breakers also tried no luck....

  • gstramiello Mar 13, 2008

    Control lock is on. I don't know HOW it got locked, but don't know how to UNlock it. Please help; I have laundry piling up! Thanks, Grace

  • sarahhhhh Mar 31, 2008

    I've lost the hand book and the control lock is on. How do I cancel the control lock?

  • chillyupnort Apr 21, 2008

    the same here, it just happened and won't work. no one has touched the washer in a week! help!! we have only had this machine about a year.

  • amanda16 Apr 24, 2008

    Same problem, The control Lock is on, I unplugged it, checked the breakers and still nothing? Help. I have Model GHW9200LW front load duet

  • Anonymous May 18, 2008

    Control lock the unit doesn't work

  • burkedoor Jun 05, 2008

    control locked light on. won't work. unplugged and restarted....still nothing

  • Anonymous Jun 14, 2008

    wy washer has a light on that says conrol locked model #9250ML0 whirlpool front loader duet

  • justcheryl Jun 20, 2008

    Just had the notor control unit replaced. Now control lock light is on, I can open door, but cannot run any cycles.... what do I do now?

  • msmo Jun 21, 2008

    washer wont start

  • hoopa Jul 09, 2008

    i have a duet whirlpool frontload washer it just stopped working but when i plug it in i hear it "cherp" it makes a noise like it has power just wont run . The door is locked and cant ever open it to get clothes out it seem like it has power just wont run and none of the lights are on

    Thanks in advance for any help you might be able to give

  • marcclayman Aug 02, 2008

    control locked light on washer won't operate

  • jmkc Aug 11, 2008

    My problem is that the washer power button won't turn on, the door lock button does light up and work but other than that the machine doesn't even
    make a sound. Checked the door, don't see a problem with that. At one point F1 appeared, but now nothing lights up.

  • rsmith3650 Aug 11, 2008

    Won't start - unpluged and repluged still nothing - checked breaker - o.k.

    What else should I check

  • tuck66t Aug 15, 2008

    control is locked

  • Anonymous Aug 16, 2008

    close door push button to turn on wont start lights just flash

  • Anonymous Aug 31, 2008


  • dkmmacumber Sep 01, 2008

    Hve tried to push contol on then pause/cancel then hold to start and nothing happens the Whitest Whites selections red dot is blinking regardless of where the control is set. HELP!!!!!!

  • mroy Sep 07, 2008

    control locked what do I do?

  • sdiazbig Sep 07, 2008

    Control button is locked.....the light is just on....and the machine won't allow me to do anything.....

    I have unplugged it, flipped the breaker also....nothing seems to work......

    Please help!

  • reneeramirez Sep 12, 2008

    control light is on, can't run washer

  • PUGDOG6 Sep 14, 2008


  • redheadadmin Sep 14, 2008

    The control panel is completely blank and I have clothes locked in the washer. How do I get the clothes out if there is no power in the machine? I tried unplugging it, checking the breaker, everything. I even pressed the little end cycle button for three seconds but that doesn't help there seems to be no power. How do I unlock the locked door with no power?

  • Anonymous Sep 15, 2008

    I have the same problem. However, when I started the cycle I had forgotten to turn the water supply on. The "time remaining" light is blinking, the motor sounds like it is running, I have tried the "end cycle" button, but nothing is happening.

  • bigbirdchris Sep 24, 2008

    control lock button is on ,cant do anything

  • csanfi Sep 25, 2008

    I have the front loading duet washing machine. I went out to do laundry and it will not start. Doesn't seem to even have power. I have check the outlet and plugs and hoses. Any other suggestions?


  • tkittybug Sep 27, 2008

    Control locked light is on and I can not get it to start. I have unplugged it and switched the circuit braker off and back on which did not help. Any suggestions?


  • Anonymous Sep 28, 2008

    Control Pannel will not respond to settings... 'control locked' light is lit as well as 'wet' light is lit. Have tried heating and drying air around drum and control pannel as well as resetting breaker. I also held the reset button for over 3 seconds as posted on the machine controls for unlocking the controls...?

  • Anonymous Oct 01, 2008

    I had the same problem, and was ready to call a service tech. Held the end cycle button for 3 seconds and it worked!! Thanks for saving me money..

  • themomma Oct 13, 2008

    My control panel is locked and I have held the bottom right reset button as indicated. Still nothing. Now what?

  • Anonymous Dec 28, 2008

    Can't seem to get power to control display. Have unplugged & replugged after 5 to 15 minutes. Also, I have pushed end of cycle button to unlock control panel, still nothing. PLEASE HELP ME !!!!!!!

  • bienie268 Jan 09, 2009

    My washer is locked up. Nothing will work on it. I've tried unplugging for a while and that did not work. I have checked the circuit breakers and none were blown. I need to have this fixed so I can use my washer. I did have it working for about one minute after hooking it up but the water lines were not turned on. I turned off the machine and turned on the water lines and then went back to turn it on, that is when I noticed the machine was locked up and none of the controls worked. It will not do anthing.

  • Anonymous Jan 16, 2009

    I loaded the washer and noticed control lock inidcator light was on. Pressing 'control on' and 'cancel' button together will activate washer control panel on, no further functioning afterward.

  • Anonymous Feb 09, 2009

    I had the same problem; "control locked" light was on and it wouldn't start washing. I did what someone else suggested (holding the "end cycle" button for about three seconds and it's working now.

    Thank you for the solution to my problem. It saved me a bundle in repair bills.

  • Anonymous Feb 14, 2009

    Just spent 1/2 hour looking for the answer to the problem online (after unplugging, etc) - & thanks to you all, I got it fixed!  Went to press the end of cycle button, and noticed that underneath the button is written "hold for 3 seconds to lock/unlock control".  My teenage son is laughing his head off :)

  • Anonymous Feb 20, 2009

    I had the same problem. Thank you for telling me about the end of the cycle button! Didn't see it either. Control is unlocked and washer functioning again. Thanks for saving me a $200 repair call.

  • Anonymous Feb 21, 2009

    control locked

  • Anonymous Feb 22, 2009

    I had the same problem. Hitting the end of cycle button for three seconds did the trick. Thank you whole bunches!

  • msccwade May 03, 2009

    the door will not lock-therefore machine will not start



11 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Duet front load the timer keeps flashing the minutes I've tried holding for three seconds not working door is not locked, I can also change wash options it will not start or reset 

Posted on Feb 21, 2009

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

I just now had this problem and thought I 'd have to pay for a costly service visit and repair, but my husband just fixed it! yay! just hold in the "end of cycle" signal button for about 5 seconds, and voila! control locked, unlocked!

Posted on Jan 14, 2009

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

I tried the end of cycle button and it worked!!!! Thanks so much!

Posted on May 08, 2009

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 36 Answers

Is any thing on or working check to make sure door is latched

Posted on Dec 28, 2007

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Thank for the help. i all most paided someone 14.00 to tell me to hold down the end control button. Thank you so much.

Posted on Nov 13, 2009

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

I unplugged it for more than 15 min, reset the ccu, pressed the end cycle and the liht went off the door will still not unlock

Posted on Jun 30, 2010

After slamming the door shut, pressing every button on the control panel, changing cycles and holding the reset button for 3 seconds multiple times, I called Whirlpool the next day. They told me to unplug the machine for 15 min and it would reset itself. It worked!!! Thanks to all who replied!

Posted on Oct 14, 2008

This worked thanks so much.

Posted on Oct 13, 2008

I tried the end of cycle button and it WORKED!! Thank you!

Posted on Oct 09, 2008

On the right side of the machine, it says end of cycle just press it for 3 seconds!

Posted on Mar 28, 2008

I had the same problem (hence why I stumbled upon this forum). Unplugging it did no good. Turned out to simply have to hold the "end of cycle" alarm button for 3+ seconds to unlock. I guess it's a "feature".

Posted on Feb 24, 2008

  • 1 more comment 
  • queendelvita Nov 10, 2010

    Oh my God the same thing just happened to me and I felt so RELIEVED and EMBARRASSED to have called several people when the problem was only just within reach! Thanks so much everyone and may God bless you all:)

  • toddtrio Nov 13, 2010

    This solution WORKS!!!!! THANK YOU...Happy wife happy LIFE

  • bbmaria May 08, 2011

    I loved how I was able to find the answer so quickly on the internet without having to search forever for the answer. Thank you for making it easy for 1st time users.


3 Suggested Answers

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 3037 Answers

SOURCE: control locked

It is recommended to try putting the machine into diagnostic mode. If it won't enter diagnostic mode, then you need to replace the main control board.


The washer must be empty and the control must be in the OFF

state before pressing the touch-pad sequence to start the test.

Starting the Test Mode

■ Close the door.

■ Push CONTROL/ON (if present on this model).

■ Select the DRAIN/SPIN cycle.

■ Select NO SPIN by pressing the SPIN SPEED touch-pad.

■ Push PREWASH OPTION four times within five seconds. (If

PREWASH OPTION is not present on this model, press EXTRA

RINSE four times within five seconds.) C:00 will light up on the


If the Starting procedure fails, push the PAUSE/CANCEL touch-pad,

then repeat the starting procedure.

Test Program Control

In order to advance to the next step of the test procedure, push

PREWASH OPTION touch-pad two times. If PREWASH OPTION is not

present on this model, press EXTRA RINSE two times.

Let me know how this goes and whether you need any further help

good luck and please let me know if you have any questions when doing this

Posted on May 22, 2008

  • 1028 Answers

SOURCE: control locked

look on consoles for small lock emblem hold that button down 3-5 secs

Posted on Sep 03, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

I have a new Maytag mvwc565fw. The Clean Washer Cycle was interrupted from a power outage and the unit is full of water and the lid is locked (light solidly illuminated). Trying to start any other cycle...

Resolution:If the washer does not accept inputs from the control panel, follow the Hard Reset steps below to reset the control:

Unplug or turn the circuit breaker off for 30 seconds.

Plug the power cord into the wall outlet or turn the breaker back on and wait 30 seconds.

Press the Pause / Cancel / Stop button twice to clear the display.

Start a short cycle, to check operation of the appliance, by selecting a cycle and pressing and holding the start button until the appliance starts.

Note: If the Hard Reset does not work, there may be an internal failure with the washer, that requires service.

Dec 27, 2017 | Maytag Washing Machines

2 Answers

Control locked

Press the end of cycle signal- button for 3 seconds and it should work..

May 22, 2008 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

1 Answer


Good Morning REDS, thank you for your inquiry!

I understand that your door indicates it is open and your washer will not operate. Try resetting the unit by either unplugging it or flipping the household circuit breaker off. Wait approximately ten minutes and turn on the washer. Select a normal cycle, confirmed the latched is securely latched and verify if the washer will start. If the washer will not operate then it possibly have a faulty door lock assembly or a communication problem with the control board. At this point, it would be advisable to contact an experienced appliance repair tech to assist further.

Sep 11, 2013 | Frigidaire ATF6000ES Front Load Washer

1 Answer

Fisher and paykel washer gwl 11 us

ok You have a blown Motor controller module. There could also be another fault that caused this to blow up. eg a faulty drain pump, lid lock or Diverter valve, inlet valve. you'd need to use a ohm meter to test all these. cheers

Mar 22, 2009 | Fisher and Paykel GWL11 Top Load Washer

1 Answer

Washer wont do anything after it fills

try your outlet,,plug something else there to see if you have current if so make sure breaker is 15 amps or better with washer on line alone..if good bad door switch..

Dec 25, 2008 | Indesit W 123 Front Load Washer

1 Answer

Control locked

I ended up unscrewing the top from the back, my husband pushed the drum slightly forward and I reached my hand down the side where the door locks and there is a plastic "thing" (almost like a tab) that you pull down and you can hear it click and my husband easily opened the door

Sep 14, 2008 | Washing Machines

1 Answer

Control locked

look on consoles for small lock emblem hold that button down 3-5 secs

Sep 01, 2008 | Whirlpool GHW9200L Front Load Washer

1 Answer

Control locked

Hold the 'options' and 'select' buttons down at the same time for several seconds, the thing will unlock.

And rate me pl..................

Jun 14, 2008 | Frigidaire GLTF2940ES Front Load Washer

1 Answer

Dyer on combo won't start

This could either be a bad start switch or door switch

May 29, 2008 | Frigidaire GLEH1642DS Front Load Stacked...

2 Answers

Duet front load washer control locked--How do I undo??

Unplug washer or disconnect power.
2. Remove the lower kick panel.
3. Reach up along the inside of the front and locate the bottom
of the door switch/lock unit.
4. Located on the bottom of the door switch/lock unit is a
tear-drop shaped tab.
5. Gently pull the tab down about a ¼" or until a click is heard

Dec 28, 2007 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer Logo

1,686 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Whirlpool Washing Machines Experts

Sal De

Level 3 Expert

2699 Answers


Level 3 Expert

82322 Answers

Gerry Harvey
Gerry Harvey

Level 3 Expert

1474 Answers

Are you a Whirlpool Washing Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides