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Control panel locked

My electric dryers control panel says locked and where the minutes are to be it has 2 red dashes. I tried unplugging it, but it still will not let me turn dryer on. Need an answer ASAP Please

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    Control light on tried holding button someone changed one of the boards worked for one day and back to the same problem.

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At the far right buttons on control panel, the very bottom far right button says control lock. hold in for 5-10 secs and the control lock will turn off.

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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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How do i get the control lock button to turn off?


There is a button on the control panel with a marking under it that says "Press and hold for 3 seconds to lock/unlock control". Look for the said button then press and hold it for 3 seconds or until the control lock light turns off. The button is usually the Auto Dry Level button for Kenmore Elite dryers and the Drain/Spin button for Kenmore Elite Washer. Whirlpool Duet Washers and Dryers use the End of Cycle Button to lock and unlock the control.

Sometimes the problem is due to electronic glitch and unplugging the machine for at least 30 minutes may solve the problem. But if the control cannot be unlocked by pressing and holding the button specified above or by unplugging the machine, the control panel electronics may need to be replaced.

Dec 21, 2010 | Kenmore Elite HE4 Electric Dryer

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A red light is on that says"control locked" and the dryer won't work at all. Can not find a way to unlock it? imguyco@yahoo.com


Hi!!
Try unplugging the unit from the wall outlet, wait for a couple of minutes and plug unit back up. This is supposed to reset the unit.
Good Luck!!

Sep 21, 2010 | Whirlpool GEW9250 Electric Dryer

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The control panel red light is on: Control Locked" and dryer won't start what should I do?


While the machine is on press "end of cycle" for 3 seconds. Try this again if it does not open, this is the child lock program - to lock and unlock; it is the same procedure.

How abt a nice rating for the free help? Thnks

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Control Panel Kenmor Elite HE4


that sounds weird to have all those lights on...
first thing is to try and remove the "lock"light...
push and hold the button, for 5 seconds, below the "lock" light,
that should get the control back to normal operation. then if you still cant get the unit to turn on, try to unplug the dryer for a few minutes.
if you still cant get it to turn back on, call sears "customer service" and complain since your machine should not have failed at this early in its life.

Sep 15, 2009 | Kenmore Elite HE4 Electric Dryer

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Help! I have a whirlpool frt load dryer it is locked (controls)


You need to press and hold the "End of Cycle Signal" button on this model to lock or unlock the control panel. The instructions should be printed directly below the button.

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sounds like the problem is in the user interface(pushbuttons and knobs)check your warranty some models came with 2 yr warranty on electronics

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Control panel locked light is on


ck for a button with hold to lock under it hold button 3-5 sec

Jul 02, 2008 | Whirlpool GEW9250 Electric Dryer

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