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My HE dryer is stuck in the Locked position for the controls - I have had for 8 years and never had this happen - how do I unlock

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The child lock is the most likely cause. You will notice one of the buttons on the control has a function but usually in small subscript underneath the main function writing will say hold for 3sec. to unlock. Just hold the button for 3 seconds and this should do the trick.

Posted on Dec 13, 2009

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Control Locked - The Control Locked feature does not unlock. What can I do to have it unlocked.


Unplug the unit, let it cool down (rebooting computer board), then plug back in, should work fine.

Mar 08, 2015 | 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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Control locked red light is on so nothing I can do to power it up and use. I turned the breaker off and on but nothing happened. What can I do to fix this?


If you are holding in Auto Dry Level for 3-4 seconds this should unlock the controls. If not, this usually indicates a stuck button on the control panel. Feel the push-in action of the Auto Dry Level button to see if it feels stuck or hanging up in any way. If the button feels right then this indicates that the user interface (touchpad) is at fault.

Oct 20, 2012 | Kenmore 6.7 cu. ft. Electric Dryer

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How can i fix my dryer. I it stuck on control lock


Press and hold the End of Cycle Signal button for 3 seconds or until the Control Locked indicator turns off to unlock the control. This button actually has the marking below it that says " Hold for 3 Seconds to Lock/Unlock Control". You have to check the control for any stuck button and unstuck it if the control still cannot be unlocked with the End of Cycle Signal button and unplugging the dryer for at least 15 minutes. Let us know if the problem persists.

Jul 13, 2011 | Whirlpool GEW9250 Electric Dryer

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My fridgidaire affinity dryer has loc error and will not let me start it


The control is locked to avoid having someone accidentally start or stop the dryer. Press and hold the Options and Select buttons for 10 seconds or until the "LOC" on the display is cleared. Locking the control is done the same way it is unlocked.

Mar 04, 2011 | Dryers

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Our Whirlpool Duet Electric Dryer is stuck on Control lock mode. We have tried the "hold control lock button" fix-it. Is there a way to unlock it through the panel on the front on the dryer? We have...


Try the end of cycle signal volume control button should be on right side of the control panel push and hold for 3 to 4 seconds and that will unlock the control panel if indeed the panel is locked Hope this helps........

Aug 22, 2010 | Dryers

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Machine is stuck in 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 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.

Apr 10, 2010 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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Our whirlpool duet dryer is stuck in the control lock position. We tried unplugging it and pugging it back in, it did not help.


The Control Lock is a designed safety feature that enables the us to lock the control panel to prevent small children from manipulating the controls and accidentally starting the appliance.

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 to 10 seconds.

Please do refer this link for a detailed explanation for your knowledge.
http://www.fixya.com/support/t4186517-control_lock_light_machine

Apr 03, 2010 | Whirlpool Dryers

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Dryer is stuck on control locked


TO DISABLE: Press and hold the END OF CYCLE SIGNAL button for
3 seconds.

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.

The manual can be found here.

Jul 04, 2009 | Whirlpool GEW9250 Electric Dryer

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Whirlpool dryer is locked control locked.


the controls on our unit can be locked by holding a button for 3-5 seconds.
look on the control panel for a "paddle lock" symbol next to one of the buttons. cant tell you which one as they do change from year to year.
just find the right button and hold it in for a few seconds. then it will beep and should unlock after that.

Jan 30, 2009 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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