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How to remove Control Locked Mode from Washer/Dryer?

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On the control panel there is a small picture of a lock by a button, that is the button you hold for 3 seconds to lock and unlock control

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I have a code of loc coming on and my dryer wont work how can I fix this issue??


The control panel is locked. on the control panel, there will be either a "lock" button that you hold down for 3-5 seconds to unlock, or it will have "lock" in small letters with a line pointing to 2 of the option buttons. hold the 2 buttons it points to for 3-5 seconds and it will unlock. the control lock is a child safty feature that will not allow any the washer to work until it is unlocked. P.S. to put the control panel into the lock mode, is the same way as you unlock the control panel.

May 29, 2015 | Frigidaire ATF6000ES Front Load Washer

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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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Control locked non fonction of the washer


Remove the panel and check for moisture which can make the function erratic. If so dryer using a heater. If not clean and reset the connections, if the inlet does not open when the function is started then it can be fault in the main control board.

Feb 11, 2013 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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Dryer is on LOCK CONTROL how do Iget it off?


The model number did not cross but here is what the manuals say for a Duet dryer:

CONTROL LOCKED

This feature allows you to lock your settings to

prevent unintended use of the dryer. You can

also use this feature to prevent unintended

cycle changes during dryer operation.

To enable the Control Locked feature:

Press and hold the End Of Cycle Signal button

for 3 seconds. The control is locked when a

single beep is heard and the Control Locked

status light is on.

• When the dryer is off, it is not necessary to

press the Control On button before activating

the Control Locked feature.

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 dryer is running and Control

Locked is on, the dryer can be stopped by

pressing the Pause/Cancel button, but cannot
be restarted until the control is unlocked

Let me know if this does not work.
Kelly

Jan 22, 2011 | Whirlpool Washing Machines

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Control locked light is on front panel dryer locked up need to know how to get unlocked


The following link explains how to unlock the control panel on a Whirlpool Duet:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r2469429-kenmore_elite_amp_whirlpool_duet

This is a designed safety feature of the washer that allows the consumer to lock the control panel to prevent small children from manipulating the controls. It can be inadvertently locked by leaning on the control panel, or during power outages. The instructions are printed on the front panel of the washer and are included in the owner's manual.

If the washer door remains locked, you can use the manual release to open the door. The following link explains how:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r622155-kenmore_elite_whirlpool_duet_door_jammed

If these steps do not provide you with a solution, you may have a more serious problem than simple operator intervention. Please let me know if you require additional assistance. I hope this helps you.

Jan 10, 2011 | Whirlpool GEW9250 Electric Dryer

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My washer says the control is locked


My dear friend this is an very common problem people do face with.

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

Jun 13, 2010 | Whirlpool WFW9600T Front Load Stacked...

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Machine is stuck in control lock


This feature allows you to lock your settings to prevent unintended use of the dryer.You can also use the Control Locked feature to prevent unintended cycle or option changes during dryer operation.

To enable the Control Locked feature when dryer is running:

Press and hold the END OF CYCLE SIGNAL button for 3 seconds.
The control is locked when a single beep is heard and the Control
Locked status light is on.When the dryer is off,it is not necessary
to press the Control On button before activating the Control Locked
feature.

To unlock:

Press and hold the END OF CYCLE SIGNAL button for 3 seconds to turn this feature off.

NOTE:

When the dryer is running and Control Locked is on, the dryer can be
stopped by pressing the Pause/Cancel button,but can't be restarted
until the control is unlocked.

Apr 10, 2010 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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Whirlpool dryer is locked control locked.


the controls on our unit can be locked by holding a button for 3-5 seconds.
look on the control panel for a "paddle lock" symbol next to one of the buttons. cant tell you which one as they do change from year to year.
just find the right button and hold it in for a few seconds. then it will beep and should unlock after that.

Jan 30, 2009 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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Whirlpool duet dryer


Activate the diagnostic test mode.
1. Within 5 seconds, press more time-less time-more time-less time.
2. All indicators should now be on and "88" displayed.
3. Press dryness level button. All LEDs in group should turn off.
4. Press control on button. Control locked should turn off.
5. Open door. Press cancel.

Oct 01, 2008 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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Control locked on ghw920 can u help me unlock


Press and hold the End of Cycle Signal button for three seconds. This will turn off the Control Lock feature.

Jul 12, 2008 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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