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Maytag washer panel show a red light that say control lock what if anything i can do to releaseit

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  • Anonymous Apr 10, 2008

    control lock  is frozen

  • traceyb Jul 09, 2008

    I don't see a button with a pad lock on my control panel . Is there another way to get the control lock released?

  • Anonymous Sep 25, 2008

    Have Control Lock Light on and can't run my Maytag washer.

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Try the "End of Cycle" button to the right of panel front, next to Start button. Mine says hold for three seconds to lock/ unlock control.

Posted on Oct 13, 2008

  • Paigecopygrl Sep 28, 2010

    You are awesome, this happened once before when it was under warranty and the yound service kid said it need a new controller board, however after he left I was able to use the washer with no problem. He must have reset it and wasn't sure if it would stay working. I saved the controller board he changed, just in case I need it when it goes out of warranty.

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Look on the control panel for the button with the small padlock next to it. Press and hold this button until the control lock light goes out - probably 3-5 seconds.

Posted on Mar 10, 2008

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    Very helpful!

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If you have a Magtag 5000 front loader and the control lock light is on (green light) because you held it in for 3 sec. or more, just wait for a while.. then press the control button again holding for 3 sec. and it should unlock. Mine did.

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Unlocked control locked

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