Question about Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer
I pushed a few buttons trying to get the washer to do an extra spin cycle. The washer now has the Control Locked light on and I can't get it to turn off. I have unplugged the washer and turned off the breaker hoping that would reset it but it hasn't worked. I don't know how to unlock the controls, please help.
I can't wash anything with the controls locked.
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Aug 06, 2012 | Whirlpool AWM9000 Front Load Washer
The door will remained locked while draining water. If during installation the washer was plugged in and turned on without water hoses attached, the washer may attempt to drain for 8 minutes before the door unlocks. Let the washer run until the door unlocks. Do not turn off the washer or unplug the washer.
Does water remain in the washer after the final spin?
If water remains in the washer after the final spin, then the door will not unlock. Select Drain/Spin or Spin Only to remove any remaining water from the washer. The door should unlock at the end of the cycle. For models that have Rinse/Drain & Spin, push the Extra Rinse button to turn off the rinse to remove excess water.
Is the door locked and the Add A Garment light on?
If the Add A Garment light is on, then the washer door will unlock after the Pause/Cancel button is pressed once. Pressing the Start button will restart the washer at the same point where it left off in the cycle.
Is the door locked and the Add A Garment light off?
If the Add A Garment light is off, then the washer door will unlock after the Pause/Cancel button is pressed twice. The door will not immediately unlock while the cycle is running due to a possible high-water level in the washer, high-water temperature, tumbling or spinning. It may take up to five minutes for the washer to stop spinning and draining before the door will unlock. You will hear the door click when it unlocks.
Trying to gain access into a locked door can be a bit frustrating. Upon researching your question I found some links that may help you unlock your washer door. I attached all links below. I hope this helps!
Jun 10, 2011 | Washing Machines
The washer must be empty and the control must be in the OFF
state before pressing the touch-pad sequence to start the test.
Starting the Test Mode
? Close the door.
? Push CONTROL/ON (if present on this model).
? Select the DRAIN/SPIN cycle.
? Select NO SPIN by pressing the SPIN SPEED touch-pad.
? Push PREWASH OPTION four times within five seconds. (If
PREWASH OPTION is not present on this model, press EXTRA
RINSE four times within five seconds.) C:00 will light up on the
If the Starting procedure fails, push the PAUSE/CANCEL touch-pad,
then repeat the starting procedure.
Test Program Control
In order to advance to the next step of the test procedure, push
PREWASH OPTION touch-pad two times. If PREWASH OPTION is not
present on this model, press EXTRA RINSE two times.
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