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The control locked light is on and I can not get the machine to wash

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The Control Lock is actually a safety feature that enables the consumer to lock the control panel to prevent small children from manipulating the controls and accidentally starting the appliance. This can usually be reset and does not require a technician.

With the lock on, the control panel is disabled and you cannot use any of the controls, except the button to unlock it. It can inadvertently be set following a power outage, leaning against the control panel, or pressing and holding the wrong button. This is usually not an indication of a malfunction.

If this is a Whirlpool manufactured appliance (such as Kenmore Elite or Whirlpool Duet), the following link explains how to lock/unlock this feature:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3608801-control_panel_lock


These instructions are also printed on the front panel of the appliance and in the owner's manual.

If this does not correct your problem, then you may have a more serious problem than a simple operator control button issue (such as an operator console problem or main control board issue). Please post back and let me know if you need further assistance.

Posted on May 02, 2010

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Hoe to unlock the controls of whirlpool washing machine


  1. To unlock the controls: Press and hold the End Of Cycle Signal button until the Control Lock light goes Off. To lock the controls: Press and hold the End Of Cycle Signal button until the Control Lock light comes On.

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The status light says "control


Thank you for using FixYa. The " control locked " is a safety feature to prevent the inadvertant use of the machine by a child. To unlock the controls press the "end of cycle "button for approximately 3 seconds until the "control locked " indicator light goes out. If you have young children in your home and want to lock the controls press the "end of cycle" button again for three seconds.

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How do I use the Child Lock option on Samsung WF-B1456GW?


Hi there,

You can use the child lock feature in 2 ways.

1. To prevent operation of the washing machine when no wash cycle is running

To set this feature, switch the machine on using the POWER button at the top-left of the control-panel. Next, press and hold both the SPIN and RINSE buttons for about 3 seconds - until the child lock light indicator on the control panel illuminates. All functions of the washing machine will now be disabled apart from POWER ON/OFF until such time as the child lock is deactivated.

To deactivate the child lock, press and hold the SPIN and RINSE buttons again until the child lock light indicator on the control panel goes out.

2. To prevent any tiny fingers from tampering with the machine while a program is running.

After pressing the START/PAUSE button to start the wash cycle, press and hold the SPIN and RINSE buttons until the child lock light indicator illuminates. All buttons on the control panel will now be disabled until the child lock has been disabled. When the wash cycle has finished, you will need to switch the child lock off again to reactivate the buttons. Once you have finished using the washer, reactivate the child lock again before switching the power off as above.

The feature can also be used when using the delayed start feature, but needs to be set after pressing the START/PAUSE button.

Hope this helps. Please let me know if I can be of further assistance.

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On the washing machine, on the control panel, a light is lit and states:controls locked


Try this:

Select and hold end of cycle signal for 3 seconds until the control locked status light turns off.

Sep 27, 2010 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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Control lock light


Press and hold the DRAIN & SPIN button until the Control Locked light goes out. You will likely have to hold this button at least 3 deliberate seconds, maybe as long as 10 seconds to disable the control lock.

May 28, 2010 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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My duet washing machine is saying control panel lock out and nothing will come on. Any suggestions


Press any of the buttons on the control panel to see if the buttons are operational or check to see if the "Control Locked" indicator light is lit. If the control panel is operational, you may mistakenly lock the door.

Press and hold the "End of Cycle Signal" button for approximately three seconds until the "Control Locked" indicator light shuts off.

May 21, 2010 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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My washing machine control locked light is on,


You did not provide a model number so I am winging here trying to help you;. If you have your users manual fgo to the child safety lock steps and unlock it following the instructions in your manual.

Jan 12, 2010 | Dryers

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How do you get control lock off whirlpool duet washing machine


To unlock the Control Locked feature:

Press and hold the End Of Cycle Signal button for 3 seconds to turn this feature off.

NOTE: When the machine is running and Control Locked light is on, the machine can be stopped by pressing the Pause/Cancel button, but cannot be restarted until the control is unlocked.

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Control Lock light is on. Cannot get it off. cannot run washer


To unlock the controls Select and hold END OF CYCLE SIGNAL for 3 seconds until the CONTROL LOCKED Status light turns off.

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