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My control locked light on my dryer will stay lit for an hour or so, you can't turn it off by hitting the cancel button, once it goes off by itself, it wont come back on for another while...then when it comes back on, you can't hit cancel or change the end cycle signal.Please help!

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Thanks for using FixYa. To unlock the controls you’ll need to press and hold the END OF CYCLE button for 10-15 seconds. Please do rate the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.


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Whirlpool duet dreyer control lock On --can't program dreyer


try unplugging for a couple of minutes and it should reset to factory settings.

Mar 07, 2018 | Whirlpool Washing Machines

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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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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!

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How do I cancel the control lock


It would help if you gave the brand and model number of your dishwasher, but the answer is basically the same. Look carefully at your dishwasher control panel. You probably have a little lock symbol that is lit up (or a light inside the symbol is lit). And usually this lock symbol is located near (usually above) a button that is usually used for another purpose. Most often this is the Heated-Dry key or button. Press and hold this key for 3 to 5 seconds until the lock symbol light goes out. And it's just that easy! But if you press the key, and nothing happens, then you may have a bad control console that will have to be replaced.

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Control lock stays on and no other buttons are working. I went into the laundry room to find the Control Lock light was lit. As I tried to hit the Pause/Cancel button nothing happened. No other buttons...


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Thanks for using FixYa. To resolve this issue press and hold the END OF CYCLE button for 10-15 seconds. Please do rate the solution if the issue is resolved or else revert for further assistance.


Thanks
Rylee

Apr 21, 2010 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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MINE DID THIS TONIGHT. I HIT THE CLEAN OVEN BUTTON AND THE DOOR LOCKED STAYED LIT. AFTER ABOUT 1 MINUTE I HIT THE CANCEL BUTTON AND THE LIGHT FINALLY WENT OUT AND I COULD SHUT THE DOOR. HAVE NOT TRIED TO COOK WITH IT YET SO DON'T KNOW IF THE PROBLEM IS SOLVED BUT THE LIGHT DID GO OUT AND I COULD FINALLY CLOSE THE DOOR.

May 14, 2009 | Kitchen Ranges

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Dryer won/t work


Hello chuhunghuang
Welcome

You said, your control lock light is lit. dryer will not work
Let me know how it goes!

Try ,
Pressing STOP/CANCEL to clear the display.
If this does not work.
pull the plug for 5 minutes or if you can't reach the plug you can turn the power off form th breaker for 5 minutes.
This should reset the system.

Let me know how it goes!
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Oct 12, 2008 | Whirlpool GEW9250P Electric Dryer

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