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The control locked light is on and the dryer will not work

How do I get this off, what caused it to come on?

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The lock is turned on/off by pressing and holding the end of cycle signal for 4 seconds. It is there so you can clean the unit with out activating the buttons or so children wont turn the unit on while playing.

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Whirlpool dryer duet... the control lock light is on and the dryer won't work


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Aug 28, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

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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.

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The controls locked is displayed. what causes this and how do i get the controls unlocked.


  1. Press and hold for 3 seconds the "Control Lock/Unlock" button on the control panel to lock the control panel.
  2. Listen for a double beep and observe the "Control Lock" status light is lit when the control lock is in effect.
  3. Press and hold for 3 seconds the "Control Lock/Unlock" button on the control panel to unlock the control panel. The "Control Lock" status light is goes out when the control panel is unlocked.

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The Control Locked light is on and nothing will work


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When the control lock light remains on and no buttons on the keypad work then it means that the controls are locked. Press the AUTO DRY button and hold it for 15 seconds to unlock/reset the controls. Please get back to me if you have any other questions.

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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 plug it back in the control lock light come back on. Whirlpool Duet gew9250plg

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The Dryer says "Control Locked"


Try pressing an holding the "End of Cycle Signal" button on the front panel in for 3 seconds. This button is used to lock/unlock the control panel to keep small children from manipulating the controls when the dryer is not in use. A designed safety feature. If this does not work for you, please post back and let me know. I hope this helps you.

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Control lock button is locked on my whirlpool dryer


look to the far right of the control panel there is a button marked " control lock hold for 3 secs", i believe its the far right bottom button.

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Hello,
I had the same problem, but my husband, who is an engineer, figured out that if you pull out the light bulbs that are not reading the correct volts on his volt meter, the control lock light will shut off and the dryer will start working. If you do not know how to do this, you can always buy a new control panel. I know this sounds to simple to be true, but we have bought several new "brains" (control boards), tried unpluging the dryer for days at a time, had an certified whirpool technician come out (who recommended buying a new control board), and nothing worked.

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