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Kenmore Elite washer Locked

Please help my Kenmore Elite He3T has locked and even when I unplug it it still doesnt unlock what do i do?
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  • Anonymous Dec 08, 2008

    removed the 3 screws on the bottom panel but the panel does not come off, could you be more specific on "remove bottom panel" please?

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Remove bottom panel reach up from bottom to lock area pull the small tear shaped release to open door if water still in tub pump may be plugged to clean turn handle on pump to left and pull out trap and clean ..after dipping as much water out as possible

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My control panel reads "Control locked". How do I unlock?


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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Sep 13, 2010 | Kenmore 3.8 cu. ft. HE3t Front Load Washer

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Control Locked light on


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Thanks for using FixYa. To unlock the controls you’ll need to press and hold the DRAIN/SPIN button for 10-15 seconds. Please do rate the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.


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Rylee

Jul 11, 2010 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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Kenmore Elite HE3t 11042922200 Front Loading. F02 drain Problem


We experienced the same thing. I was able to restart and locate the noise to the water pump. After disassembling the water pump found the impeller shaft sliding out. For some reason this shaft will not stay in place. Had to order a complete pump assembly as the electric motor is not available.

Jan 15, 2010 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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Kenmore Elite HE3t, door is locked and will not open


You may have to use the manual release to open your door. The following link explains how:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r622155-kenmore_elite_whirlpool_duet_door_jammed

Your washer may have experienced a momentary program glitch which can cause interruptions in operation. Sometimes resetting the Central Control Unit (CCU) will coreect these problems. To reset, you have to unplug the washer for AT LEAST 30 minutes. If the problem reoccurs after a CCU reset, then you have a legitimate problem. Take note of any symptoms and/or error codes that may be displayed. If these procedures do not correct your problem, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

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Kenmore Elite Smartwash Quiet 9 I can not locate the manual and my washer says ''control locked'' and I can't do anything. How do I unlock it?


The following link explains how to correct a "Control Lock" problem on a Kenmore Elite:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r2469429-kenmore_elite_amp_whirlpool_duet

If this does not correct your problem, you may have a more serious issue. Please post back and let me know. I hope this helps you.

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Kenmore he3t door locked cant reset or open


Kenmore HE3t sanitary cycle setting has changed. Water temp selection only allows Hot/Cold selection but should offer the Extra Hot selection. All other settings test out properly. Is there a way to reset factory settings for cycles?

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WHAT IS DU?


DU is 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.

Solutions -
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  • 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
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    Unlock the control panel to a kenmore elite front loader


    to unlock the controls
    select and hold drain/spin for 3 seconds until the control locked status lights turn off.

    Nov 22, 2007 | Kenmore 3.8 cu. ft. HE3t Front Load Washer

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    Kenmore HE3t control panel locked


    you must press and hold a button it should show it on the control panel something like press/hold to lock unlock

    Mar 12, 2007 | Kenmore 3.8 cu. ft. HE3t Front Load Washer

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