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The dryer is not responding but the control locked light is on I'm assuming its locked but when I hold the unlock button down for 3 seconds it does nothing

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Try holding the end of cycle button for 15 seconds this should clear it.
Control locked

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How-To Unlock The Controls For A Whirlpool Duet washer


I have unplugged the machine and plugged it back in and restarted, just like when a computer needs to be reset/cold boot.

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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 LOCK GE GAS DRYER


  1. Press and hold for 3 seconds the "Control Lock/Unlock" button on the control panel to lock the control panel.
  2. Listen for a double beep and observe the "Control Lock" status light is lit when the control lock is in effect.
  3. Press and hold for 3 seconds the "Control Lock/Unlock" button on the control panel to unlock the control panel. The "Control Lock" status light is goes out when the control panel is unlocked.

Jan 31, 2015 | GE Dryers

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The controls locked is displayed. what causes this and how do i get the controls unlocked.


  1. Press and hold for 3 seconds the "Control Lock/Unlock" button on the control panel to lock the control panel.
  2. Listen for a double beep and observe the "Control Lock" status light is lit when the control lock is in effect.
  3. Press and hold for 3 seconds the "Control Lock/Unlock" button on the control panel to unlock the control panel. The "Control Lock" status light is goes out when the control panel is unlocked.

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Whirlpool duet dryer does not run. The control lock light stays on even after I hold down the end of cycle button for over 5 seconds and/or unplug dryer for over 15 min. The light comes on when door is...


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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Control locked


Hi,

If you want to enable the Controls Lock/Unlock Feature:-
To enable the Controls Lock feature when dryer is running: Press and hold the CONTROLS LOCK/UNLOCK button for 3 seconds. The control is locked when a single beep is heard and the Controls Lock status light is on. This feature allows you to lock your settings to avoid unintended use of the dryer. You can also use the Controls Lock feature to avoid unintended cycle or option changes during dryer operation.

■When the dryer is off, it is not necessary to press the Control On button before activating the Controls Lock feature.

For unlocking: Press and hold the CONTROLS LOCK/UNLOCK button for 3 seconds to turn this feature off.

NOTE:- When the dryer is running and Controls Lock is on, the dryer can be stopped by pressing the Pause/Cancel button, but cannot be restarted until the control is unlocked.

Good Luck and have a nice day
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Jun 29, 2010 | Whirlpool GEW9250 Electric Dryer

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Control lock on


To enable the Control Locked feature when dryer is
running:
Press and hold the CYCLE END 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 CYCLE END 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 Off button, but can’t be
restarted until the control is unlocked.

Jun 01, 2010 | KitchenAid KGHS01P Gas Dryer

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How do you turn off the control locked key?


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.

May 29, 2010 | Whirlpool GEW9250 Electric Dryer

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A whirlpool duet dryer continues with control locked light on...despite holding the cycle button down 3sec. no other buttons respond.


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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Control lock button of dryer came on and now it doesn't work


To enable the control lock feature: Press and hold END OF CYCLE SIGNAL button for 3 seconds. The Lock/Unlock Control icon lights up, and a single beep tone is heard. To unlock, press and hold END OF CYCLE SIGNAL button for 3 seconds. The indicator light turns off.

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