I had the same problem...called LG and they said just reset the dryer by unplugging the dryer....I couldn't reach the plug so they told me to trip the breaker switch and that would also reset it....problem solved
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This information is from the manual:
Child Lock can be used to prevent your children from changing options on control panel while the dryer is running. When child lock is enabled, all the buttons will be locked and Child Lock glows. To enable Child Lock, Press and Hold OPTION for 3 seconds, A single beep tone is heard and Child Lock is displayed on the status window. To disable child Lock, press and hold OPTION for 3 seconds again.
Setting child lock
The child lock can be set to prevent a programme being accidentally started or a programme in operation being accidentally changed. The child lock function locks all buttons and the programme knob. The child lock can be activated or deactivated by holding down the OPTION and OK buttons simultaneously for 5 seconds.
Before programme is started: Appliance cannot be used
After programme is started: Programme in operation cannot be changed
The icon appears in the display to indicate that the child safety device is activated. The child safety device is not deactivated once the programme comes to an end. If you want to set a new programme, you must first deactivate the child safety device.
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See page 16 of that manual for detailed instructions and illustrations on how to operate the CHILD LOCK feature on that particular model of dryer. Hopefully the procedure will be similar enough to help you out with yours.
Basically it says to deactivate the CHILD LOCK feature, just press both the START/PAUSE/CANCEL button and the LOW TEMPERATURE button simultaneously, and then hold them both down for about 3 seconds.
Otherwise just comment back here and let us know the exact model number of your machine so we can track down the appropriate information for you.
The Child Lock feature is activated and it can be deactivated by pressing and holding the DRY LEVEL button for 3 seconds or until the CL display is cleared.
Indicate the exact model number of the dryer if the control panel doesn't look like the one shown above or if no button with the small "PRESS & HOLD 3 SEC TO SET CHILD LOCK" (DRY LEVEL) marking is found.
You have activated the child lock, basically you have held the start button for over 3 secs. turn the dryer to the cycle you want and keep your finger on ther start button to deactivate. If this doesn't work you may have a module problem. Double check your manual for child lock info. if no module go to link and enter you Enr number. https://portal.bsh-partner.com/portal(bD1kZSZjPTAwOQ==)/PORTALFRAME.HTM