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Find button on control panel with lock emblem underneath hold button down 3-5 sec

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I have a code of loc coming on and my dryer wont work how can I fix this issue??


The control panel is locked. on the control panel, there will be either a "lock" button that you hold down for 3-5 seconds to unlock, or it will have "lock" in small letters with a line pointing to 2 of the option buttons. hold the 2 buttons it points to for 3-5 seconds and it will unlock. the control lock is a child safty feature that will not allow any the washer to work until it is unlocked. P.S. to put the control panel into the lock mode, is the same way as you unlock the control panel.

May 29, 2015 | Frigidaire ATF6000ES 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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Having trouble with my whirlpool cabrio . . . showing "DU" . . .


The F30 error code (dU) will flash when the dispenser motor cannot be driven to its proper position.



Door Unlock Error

A Door Unlock Error occurs if the door cannot be unlocked.
It will try to unlock the door 6 times before displaying the error.


Door Lock Mechanism broken.
Check Door Lock/Switch Assembly for foreign objects
Check Wire Harness connections to the Door Lock/Switch Assembly and Central Control Unit (CCU)
Door Lock/Switch Assembly Failure


If it is a cabrio:
dU flashes if the following conditions occur:
Excessive force on door lid is preventing lock bolt from retracting.
Wash media buildup is preventing lock bolt from retracting.
Machine/motor control cannot determine if door lid is in an unlocked state.





TEST #8 Door Lid Lock
Perform the following checks if washer fails to lock (or unlock).
1. Perform Manual: Door Switch and Manual: Door Lid Lock tests.
2. Remove the console to access the machine/ motor control assembly. See Accessing & Removing the Electronic Assemblies.
3. Visually check that the P12 connector is inserted all the way into the machine/motor control. If visual check passes, go to step 4. If visual check fails, reconnect P4 and repeat step 1.
4. Check the lid lock motor winding and switches by removing P12 from the machine/ motor control and checking the
resistance values....



Component/Resistance Unlocked/Resistance Locked/Contacts Measured/Contacts Measured:


Motor Winding/35 ±5 O/35 ±5 O/P12-2/P12-3/
Lock Switch - Home/0 O/Open Circuit/P12-1/P12-4
Lock Switch - Lock/Open Circuit/0 O/P12-1/P12-7
Lock Switch - Lid/Lid Closed = 0 OLid Open = Open Circuit/Lid Closed = 0 O Lid Open = Open Circuit/P12-1/P12-5


If resistance values are good, go to step 5. If switch measurements do not match the values shown in the table for unlocked (or locked) conditions, a problem
exists in the door lid lock. Replace the door lid lock.

5. If the Manual: Door Switch or Manual: Door Lid Lock in step 1 failed, then the machine/motor control has failed: Unplug washer or disconnect power.
Replace machine/motor control assembly. Perform the Manual: Door Switch and Manual: Door Lid Lock in step 1 to verify repair.



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Jan 07, 2011 | Whirlpool Cabrio WTW6600SBT Top Load...

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My washer has the control lock on how do I unlock it?


The Control Lock is unintentionally turned on. Press and hold the End of Cycle button until the Control Locked indicator turns off. Unplug the machine for at least 30 minutes to forcibly reset the control if the End of Cycle button does not unlock it. Replace the control if unplugging and the End of Cycle button fails to unlock it. The control can be locked by pressing and holding the same button until the Control Lock light turns on.

Oct 10, 2010 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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How do I unlock the locked control button


Press and hold the End of Cycle button for 3 seconds or until the Control Locked indicator turns off to unlock the control.

May 03, 2010 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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Control locked how do I unlock?


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

Mar 27, 2010 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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Control locked. How do I unlock it?


Press and hold the End of Cycle button for 3 seconds or until the Control Locked indicator turns off to unlock the control. The End of Cycle button is located at the extreme right of the console. Unplug the machine for at least 15 minutes to reset the central control unit if the control cannot be unlocked using the End of Cycle button. Let us know if the control cannot be unlocked even after the machine is unplugged.

Mar 09, 2010 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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Du f flashes as code on whirlpooll whasher??


The F30 error code (dU) will flash when the dispenser motor cannot be driven to its proper position.



Door Unlock Error

A Door Unlock Error occurs if the door cannot be unlocked.
It will try to unlock the door 6 times before displaying the error.


Door Lock Mechanism broken.
Check Door Lock/Switch Assembly for foreign objects
Check Wire Harness connections to the Door Lock/Switch Assembly and Central Control Unit (CCU)
Door Lock/Switch Assembly Failure


If it is a cabrio:
dU flashes if the following conditions occur:
Excessive force on door lid is preventing lock bolt from retracting.
Wash media buildup is preventing lock bolt from retracting.
Machine/motor control cannot determine if door lid is in an unlocked state.





TEST #8 Door Lid Lock
Perform the following checks if washer fails to lock (or unlock).
1. Perform Manual: Door Switch and Manual: Door Lid Lock tests.
2. Remove the console to access the machine/ motor control assembly. See Accessing & Removing the Electronic Assemblies.
3. Visually check that the P12 connector is inserted all the way into the machine/motor control. If visual check passes, go to step 4. If visual check fails, reconnect P4 and repeat step 1.
4. Check the lid lock motor winding and switches by removing P12 from the machine/ motor control and checking the
resistance values....



Component/Resistance Unlocked/Resistance Locked/Contacts Measured/Contacts Measured:


Motor Winding/35 ±5 O/35 ±5 O/P12-2/P12-3/
Lock Switch - Home/0 O/Open Circuit/P12-1/P12-4
Lock Switch - Lock/Open Circuit/0 O/P12-1/P12-7
Lock Switch - Lid/Lid Closed = 0 OLid Open = Open Circuit/Lid Closed = 0 O Lid Open = Open Circuit/P12-1/P12-5


If resistance values are good, go to step 5. If switch measurements do not match the values shown in the table for unlocked (or locked) conditions, a problem
exists in the door lid lock. Replace the door lid lock.

5. If the Manual: Door Switch or Manual: Door Lid Lock in step 1 failed, then the machine/motor control has failed: Unplug washer or disconnect power.
Replace machine/motor control assembly. Perform the Manual: Door Switch and Manual: Door Lid Lock in step 1 to verify repair.



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Nov 02, 2009 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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Loc code


the control panel is locked. on the control panel, there will be either a "lock" button that you hold down for 3-5 seconds to unlock, or it will have "lock" in small letters with a line pointing to 2 of the option buttons. hold the 2 buttons it points to for 3-5 seconds and it will unlock. the control lock is a child safty feature that will not allow any the washer to work until it is unlocked. P.S. to put the control panel into the lock mode, is the same way as you unlock the control panel.

Oct 23, 2009 | Frigidaire ATF6000ES Front Load Washer

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Unlock control lock in washing machine, whirlpool, duet


Hold control lock for 3 sec. It will make a sound and the door will unlock.

Mar 21, 2009 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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