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Washer control locked on can't get off

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  • franco732 Dec 13, 2008

    I found the washer with the green light on normal setting flashing. When I push canel or pause it turns off. I have unplugged and left an hour finally got door open. now will not start green light just blinks

  • Anonymous Apr 30, 2009

    Control locked button is on and I can't get it off even when holding the unlock button.

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Hold the signal button for 4 seconds and it will unlock the control panel

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Stick your finger up your *** then lick it. That will fix your problem.

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It displays 'control lock' with red light


Here are a few Different models as i do not know yours.
How to Unlock the Control on Whirlpool Duet eHow

Maytag - To unlock the controls, press and hold the CYCLE END SIGNAL for 3 deliberate seconds or until the control lock light goes out. If the control locked light will not turn off, I recommend unplugging the washer for 5 minutes. Plug the unit back in and see if the controls will respond. If not, I recommend calling a service technician to diagnose and repair the washer. You could have a failed control console or a bad electronic control board in the washer.

Kemmore- Unplug for 10 minutes.

GE washer - Make sure that the control for the washer is not locked. If it is, press and hold the LOCK button for 3 deliberate seconds (or until the control unlocks).

There is not another way to reset the control board other than completely unplugging the washer as you have been doing. Since the display light up and works, the washer apparently has electrical power supplied to the control board and control console. You could have a failure in the console that is preventing the start button from working. A failed control board or a problem with the door switch could also prevent the washer from starting. Make sure that the washer door is firmly closed.

If the washer will not start after checking the control lock and the door, I recommend calling a service technician to diagnose and repair the washer.
Good luck More info would be helpful. Make and model. Is always a plus.

Oct 02, 2014 | Washing Machines

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Whirlpool Duet front load washer


If you push the end of cycle button for 5-6 secs. It turns the control lock on, do it again, and it turns the control lock off, on both the washer and the dryer

Mar 08, 2008 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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Controls locked


The Control Lock prevents unintended use of the washer. You can also use the control lock feature to prevent unintended cycle or option changes during a cycle. When CONTROL LOCKED is lit, all buttons are disabled except for Pause/Cancel and Start. You can lock the controls while the washer is operating. To lock the controls: Select and hold DRAIN & SPIN for 3 seconds. The CONTROL LOCKED status light glows. To unlock the controls: Select and hold DRAIN & SPIN for 3 seconds or until the CONTROL LOCKED Status light turns off.

Aug 06, 2012 | Whirlpool AWM9000 Front Load Washer

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I have a front load whirlpool washer. Could you please tell me how to get the washer out of control locked mode?


Without the model number of your washer, it is difficult to advise you on how to unlock the controls. Most controls will have the instructions for locking/unlocking on the front panel. Check for a lock icon on the controls. Some washers have a specific lock button with a padlock icon on it. The normal method for locking/unlocking is to hold the button for 3 deliberate seconds or until the control unlocks. This may take as long as 10 seconds on some models.

Aug 16, 2011 | Whirlpool Washing Machines

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A red padlock symbol is showing on the panel of my WCVH6800 front load washer. I can't change any of the wash settings. How do I fix this?


Here's what the Padlock represents:


Lock Function

You can lock the controls to prevent any selections from being made. Or you can lock the controls after you have started a cycle. children cannot accidentally start the washer by touching pads with this option selected.


To lock the washer, press and hold the DELAY START button for 3 seconds (on some models use SIGNAL button). To unlock the washer controls, press and hold the DELAY START button for 3 seconds. The control lock icon on the display will light up when it is on.


NOTE: The POWER button can still be used when the machine is locked.

Jun 28, 2011 | General Electric WCVH6800J Front Load...

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Front loadin washer says control locked!


The Control Lock is a designed safety feature that enables the us to lock the control panel to prevent small children from manipulating the controls and accidentally starting the appliance.

The controls can be easily locked or unlocked by pressing and holding the following button on the front panel:

Whirlpool Duet Washer - Press and hold the END OF CYCLE SIGNAL button for 3 seconds to 10 seconds.

Please do refer this link for a detailed explanation for your knowledge.
http://www.fixya.com/support/t4186517-control_lock_light_machine

Apr 11, 2010 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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The control panel on my Whirlpool Duet model # GHW9100LW1 reads control locked. How do I get out of this?


There is a control lock so noone can start the washer washer or change your settings after starting the washer. There is a subscript under one of the option buttons that says (usually not very dark or prominant) Control Lock Hold for 3 seconds. Hold this button in for 3 seconds, sometimes slightly longer and the control lock should turn off. Most are not aware of this feature because it is never used. If this does not solve your problem unplug the washer for about five minutes and try again, if problem still persists please repost.
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Jan 23, 2010 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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I was doing a load of laundry and the washer "froze" i tried to cancel the load but it wont stop.... i ended up unpluging it and even when i plugged it back in its still stuck!!!


Locking controls
The Control Lock prevents unintended use of the washer. You
can also use the control lock feature to prevent unintended cycle
or option changes during a cycle. When CONTROL LOCKED is
lit, all buttons are disabled. You can lock the washer while it is
operating.

To lock the controls
Select and hold END OF CYCLE SIGNAL for 3 seconds.
The CONTROL LOCKED status light glows.

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

Nov 10, 2009 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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Control Locked


Locking controls
The Control Lock prevents unintended use of the washer. You
can also use the control lock feature to prevent unintended cycle
or option changes during a cycle. When CONTROL LOCKED is
lit, all buttons are disabled. You can lock the washer while it is
operating.

To lock the controls
Select and hold END OF CYCLE SIGNAL for 3 seconds.
The CONTROL LOCKED status light glows.

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

Oct 23, 2009 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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Controls are locked


door locked?? or control locked???? if control locked look to the far rigthset of buttons and the lowest one should say control lock(very small print) or a picture of a loc. hold it in for 305 secs and control lock will release

Mar 07, 2008 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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