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COntrol Lock is on and it willnot reset

Unplugged and I also held the button for 3 seconds

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Duet ht washer control locked. How do I unlock it? Really need your help


Hello & Welcome to FixYa


This is a common issue with Whirlpool Duet washers however, your whirlpool duet washer can be reset to resolve the control lock problem. Press and hold the END OF CYCLE/CYCLE SIGNAL button for 15 seconds to reset the control. Please get back to me if you have any other questions.


Kevin

Apr 25, 2011 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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How to unlock controled lock


You can try a hard reset.

Turn the machine off if you can

Unplug it from the wall outlet
Leave it for about a minute
Plug it back in.

Always use caution when working around electricity and a washing machine

Are there any lights showing on your machine? What is the make and model of our washer?

Dec 31, 2010 | Whirlpool Washing Machines

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My washer is locked. I unplugged and plugged bach


holding the end of cycle button is the control lock,not the door lock. Check to be sure that the control lock light is off--if not, hold end of cycle button again till control lock light goes off.

I've given up on the door lock after a few years fighting it, and researching. There is a solution on fix-it that may work--if it is computer(mother board I think they call it)--and not door lock mechanism. I've read many posts from duet owners that replaced door lock mechanism just to have it be a soldering problem with the "mother-board" that makes the machine "think" there is a door lock failure.

Here is link to a fix-it post I used today to get my machine open and retrive clothes it has held hostage for several days:
http://www.fixya.com/support/r622155-kenmore_elite_whirlpool_duet_door_jammed

Oct 29, 2009 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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Washer says locked.


Follow whichever is applicable:
Press and hold the END OF CYCLE SIGNAL button for 3 seconds.
Press and hold the END OF CYCLE SIGNAL button for 3 seconds.
Press and hold the DRAIN/SPIN button for 3 seconds.
Press and hold the AUTO DRY LEVEL button for 3 seconds.
If your unit has a Control Lock feature, the instructions is printed on the front panel adjacent to the button that is required to lock or unlock the controls.
If it does not solve the issue, unplug the unit for at least 30 minutes in order to reset the main control board.

Oct 19, 2009 | Whirlpool Washing Machines

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My whirlpool duet dryer won't go off the control lock. I've held the button down for longer than 4 seconds, unplugged the machine and still nothing??


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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Oct 02, 2009 | Whirlpool Duet 3.8 cu. ft. Front Load...

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My whirlpool duet control lock light is on and the machine will not do anything. I have held the end of cycle button for several seconds and even turned the breaker of all night hoping to "reset" it.. no...


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.

Thanks for using FixYa - a 4 THUMBS rating is appreciated for answering your FREE question.

Jul 29, 2009 | Whirlpool Duet 3.8 cu. ft. Front Load...

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The dryer's control lock light stays on and can't start the dryer


I held the "End of Cycle " button for 3 seconds and the dryer reset itself. Pretty simple.

Jun 12, 2009 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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Control door lock light stuck 'on'


Unplug it for 40 minutes to reset.



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.

Thanks for using FixYa - a 4 THUMBS rating is appreciated for answering your FREE question.

Dec 30, 2008 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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Control lock light will not go off on duet


there is a button marked "control lock" hold for 3 secs and will release, its the far most right bottom button

Nov 29, 2008 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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Control lock light stays on.


Carefully and slowly look for a button, I dont remember which, but there is a button that duels as a child lock if held for three seconds, find this and hold for three seconds to fix:)

Sep 05, 2008 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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