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CONTROL LOCK and Can't start the GE front load washer - WSSH300GWW

The control locked light is on and it will not allow me to do anything else. I have pushed OPTIONS AND SELECT button at the same time and it is not responding. How do I reset this and how did this happen? Help I need to do laundry!

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  • notmeltorme Aug 08, 2008

    Had the same problem when we first got the washer. Holding down "options" and "select" together until the control lock turned off (around 20 seconds) worked for us

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Try buttons "dry" & "spin" together for a few seconds. This is the child lock display.

Or press "end of cycle" for over 5 seconds.

Or press "options & select" till the light goes off.

Works for other machines..............And please rate me if helped

Posted on May 30, 2008

  • yanktonsd Mar 27, 2011

    THANK YOU!! You just saved me a lot of money. Holding down the dry & spin together worked!

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SOURCE: GE Washer WSSH300GWW front loader washer CONTROL LOCK!!

Solution: Hold down the power and delay start button at the same time. In about 3-4 seconds a beep will occur and the red key lock will turn off. I think it is a problem in the machines firmware. I just guessed at what combination of buttons the engineers used to do a firmware reset. In any case it worked for me.

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