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The controls locked light will not go off and I cannot get the dryer to turn on or get any controls to work. Help!

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Look closley at the far right buttons on control panel, the very bottom far roght button says control lock. hold in for 3-5 secs and the control lock will turn off. its a child satefy thing

Posted on Mar 14, 2008

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SOURCE: the panel light says control locked

Some dyers have a cool down safety feature
could be activated or could be a broken belt
check for a broken belt also

Posted on Dec 15, 2007

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try pressing the End of Cycle button on the far right for more than 3 or 4 seconds.  It should reset.

Posted on Jan 04, 2009

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dont believe "huuum" he is wrong. the unit can not be reset by unplugging it.
what you need to do is look at the control panel and look for a paddlelock symbol. push and hold this button for 3 to 5 seconds and that will unlock the control board.
thats all that is needed and next time you will know what to look for.

Posted on Jan 22, 2009

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I have a Duet dryer Manual if you want to look through it while waiting for a satisfactory answer. DUET DRYER SERVICE MANUAL

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My dryer ran through the dryer cycle turned off. Hours later I noticed the "control locked" light is on and the dryer will not even light up to set program.


Hello. I really need the make/model number to help you accurately. However, depending on the model dryer you have, look on the control panel for a button or buttons that have a "key" symbol or the word "lock" underneath. Normally, you would hold the button down for 3-5 seconds until the lock light goes out. This is the indication that the control panel is unlocked and normal operation can be initiated. The manufacturers put a panel-lock feature on the units to prevent "busy little hands" or others from changing settings, for unattended safety, etc. Dishwashers, ovens, ranges, and other appliances also have locks for the control panel. If your dryer initiated a control lock by itself, this would indicate a shorted button on the control panel--soft touch buttons and glass touch-control panels are notorious for doing this. If I have the model number, I can usually provide the part number and/or procedure for getting into diagnostic mode to see any stored error codes(if any) which would help pinpoint a problem. I hope I helped you!

Oct 03, 2015 | Dryers

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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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Dryer will not turn on...control is locked


I have a Duet dryer Manual if you want to look through it while waiting for a satisfactory answer. DUET DRYER SERVICE MANUAL

Jul 14, 2010 | Whirlpool GEW9250 Electric Dryer

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Control locked light is on


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.

Here is a manual.

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The control lock light will not go off and the dryer will not work at all, I tried holding the end of cycle button for three seconds, but the light remains on. i have tried unplugging the dryer, but when I...


The control lock light will not go off and the dryer will not work at all, I tried holding the end of cycle button for three seconds, but the light remains on. i have tried unplugging the dryer, but when I plug it back in the control lock light come back on. Whirlpool Duet gew9250plg

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To enable the control lock feature: Press and hold END OF CYCLE SIGNAL button for 3 seconds. The Lock/Unlock Control icon lights up, and a single beep tone is heard. To unlock, press and hold END OF CYCLE SIGNAL button for 3 seconds. The indicator light turns off.

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bottom button on last row on right side of control panel depress and hold for 3 seconds it should activate or deactivate control lock if this does not help you could have a faulty control panel

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