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Duet dryer i cant get the contorl to release so i can start it do you know how to get it to release i hold it in for three seconds but still nothing thank u

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  • Rhondameyers May 23, 2008

    now if i slam the door some lights come on but it still wont release the control

  • suspect02 May 26, 2008

    the control lock light is on and wont let me start the dryer what can i do?

  • tarangorealt Jul 21, 2008

    I have a Duet Dryer Model: GGW9200LW0 - I cannot get the control lock to release. What can I try to fix this issue?

  • MartySal Aug 14, 2008

    I bought three of these dryers for our vacation rentals and two of the three have faulty doors. You have to push the dryer door shut in a certain way to get it to click shut. I have to actually put my knee against it and push with all my weight. I had both serviced and both still have the problem. I believe it is a defect in their manufacturing process and plan to complain pretty heavily soon.

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Check the door switch first.

Posted on May 23, 2008

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If the switch is ok, press the cancel button on the machine. Then do this. press and hold the start button for 2 seconds then release wait 2 seconds and press and hold again for 2 seconds continue this pattern until the dryer goes into test mode. You will see all the lights on the control light up. press each button on the control one at a time 3 times each. (Do not press the cancel button) until the dryer begins to run. When the dryer starts to run then press the cancel button. Then your machine should function properly.

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It said contorls locked and will not work. I tried to unplug and reset no luck.. any suggestions please!!!!!


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.

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The control lock light will not go off and the dryer will not work at all, I tried holding the end of cycle button for three seconds, but the light remains on. i have tried unplugging the dryer, but when I plug it back in the control lock light come back on. Whirlpool Duet gew9250plg

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This advise is for Kenmore Elite and Whirlpool Duet front loader washers and dryers with a Control Lock problem.

This may or may not be an indication of a serious problem. In the majority of the cases, this is a simple operator error. Nearly all these model appliances have some sort of Control Lock feature on the front panel now. This is a designed safety feature that is used to prevent small children from manipulating the controls. 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.

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

Kenmore Elite Washer - Press and hold the DRAIN/SPIN button for 3 seconds.

Kenmore Elite Dryer - Press and hold the AUTO DRY LEVEL button for 3 seconds.

These instructions may not be all inclusive for all Kenmore and Whirlpool models, but they are the most common. Chances are, if you have a Control Lock feature, the instructions will be printed on the front panel adjacent to the button that is required to lock or unlock the controls.

NOTE: These instructions may also work for newer model Maytag, Hotpoint, Admiral and Fridgidaire model front loaders as well. Refer to your owner's manual or front panel for instructions pertaining to your sepcific model.

If the Control Lock feature will not lock or unlock the appliance, unplugging the unit for AT LEAST 30 minutes is recommended in order to reset the main control board. In many cases this is all that is required to correct momentary glitches.

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To enter the diagnostic mode, choose any selector button other than Pause/Cancel and do this little keyboard dance:
Press and hold for three seconds,
release for three seconds;
press and hold for three seconds,
release for three seconds;
press and hold for three seconds.


You’ll know you’ve entered diagnostic mode because all the indicators on the console will light up for five seconds and you’ll see the code “88” in the Estimated Time Remaining display.


the F22 Code you are getting is the exhaust block or overheat!!! DO NOT USE YOUR DRYER UNTIL YOU CLEAN THE EXHAUST OUT! this is a MAJOR fire hazard


it may also be as simple as a lose wire or something like a bad sensor but chances are that your dryer is doing what its supposed to so that you dont have a fire :)


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On Duet models, Press and hold the End of Cycle Signal button for three seconds. This will turn off the Control Locked feature.

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