Question about Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer
The control lock light is on and I can not get it to turn off to wash clothes.
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.
Posted on May 28, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Maybe their is more to it but have you attemped to unlock the controls..on the lower right side of the control panel there is a button for the end of cycle signal (volume) if you push and hold down on this button for 3 to 4 seconde it will lock all the buttons and the unit will do nothing ,if there all ready locked push and hold this button for 3 to 4 seconds and they will unlock and unit should work as normal I hope this will help If you have a different concern after this write back and we will see what else we can do to help you out...good Luck
Posted on Sep 04, 2010
The Control Lock is actually a safety feature that allows the consumer to lock the control panel to prevent children from manipulating the controls and accidentally starting the appliance. This feature can often be set unintentionally and usually is not an indication of an actual problem with the appliance.
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, Maytag Epic or Whirlpool Duet), the following link explains how to lock/unlock this feature:
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 other 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 Jul 07, 2010
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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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