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On most products you press and hold the same button that locks it for 3 seconds

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Om dryer says control lock


Press and hold the End of Cycle Signal button for 3 seconds or until the Control Lock indicator turns off to unlock the control. This button actually has the marking below it that says " Hold for 3 Seconds to Lock/Unlock Control". You have to check the control for any stuck button and unstuck it if the control still cannot be unlocked with the End of Cycle Signal button and unplugging the dryer for at least 15 minutes. Let us know if the problem persists.

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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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How can i fix my dryer. I it stuck on control lock


Press and hold the End of Cycle Signal button for 3 seconds or until the Control Locked indicator turns off to unlock the control. This button actually has the marking below it that says " Hold for 3 Seconds to Lock/Unlock Control". You have to check the control for any stuck button and unstuck it if the control still cannot be unlocked with the End of Cycle Signal button and unplugging the dryer for at least 15 minutes. Let us know if the problem persists.

Jul 13, 2011 | Whirlpool GEW9250 Electric Dryer

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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.

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Jun 29, 2010 | Whirlpool GEW9250 Electric Dryer

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Dryer is locked


May I det the make and model # so I can get you the right info to unlock the dryer

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HAVE A WHIPOOL DRYER IT SAYS CONTOLS LOCKED DON'T KNOW HOW TO UNLOCK IT


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 light is on, the dryer can be stopped by
pressing the Pause/Cancel button, but cannot
be restarted until the control is unlocked.

Aug 03, 2009 | Washing Machines

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I'm getting an E1 signal from dryer...What is the


This usually works to unlock the E1 code

To unlock the Control Locked feature:
Press and hold the End Of Cycle Signal buttonfor 3 seconds to turn this feature off.
NOTE: When the dryer is running and Control
Locked light is on, the dryer can be stopped by
pressing the Pause/Cancel button, but cannot
be restarted until the control is unlocked.
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May 06, 2009 | Kenmore Elite HE4 Electric Dryer

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Unlock the dryer


Hold the "End of Cycle Signal" button for 3 seconds. The button is located on the far right side of the console.

Jan 24, 2009 | Whirlpool GEW9250 Electric Dryer

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I have the kenmore dryer and the light for the controls being locked is lit up and it wont let me press anything or even start the dryer...how do i get the controls unlocked??


According to the owners manual that I have, if you hold the Auto Dry Level button for three seconds, it will lock and/or unlock the dryer settings.

Dec 23, 2008 | Kenmore 82822 Electric Dryer

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