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How do u get the washing machine of 'child lock?'

The washing machine was working fine a few hours ago, but now an image of a key on the screen keeps flashing and will not allow me to wash the clothes.

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  • fizmepls Mar 14, 2008

    I have the same problem. The Key symbol keeps flash and the door locks. You can turn the washer off and the door opens but then the washer will not reset.

    If you leave the door open, it beeps and F16 comes on the screen. I dont have the instruction manual for this washer... can anyone help!

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    my washing machine keeps flashing an error code nd and I have to constantly restart it... it still washes the clothes but im always having to restart it

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    My washing machine is stucked at child lock, any idea how to unlock it?



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Hold down start button for 3 seconds good luck!!!

Posted on Nov 20, 2007

  • rosiestawarz Jan 24, 2011

    This worked! Thanks so much!!!!! Rosie




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Thats the control lock indicator. there should be a button on the control panel you need to hold down to unlock the controls. Im not sure witch one it is but it should indicate on there what on it is. Or look in the owners guid. If it still will not unlock you will possibly need a new control bord.

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Hi, Our washing machine (IFB frond load senetor Aqua) is stuck at function disable Child lock and not not getting is stuck from yesterday

Look for two key pad buttons with a line with a smiling child face padlock symbol. Press and hold these two buttons until you see or here a response from the washing machine.

On a 8 Kg model, press and hold + and - Change buttons on the right of the LCD screen simultaneously for several seconds? That's the way to toggle the child lock on and off for this IFB model, . On a 6Kg machine, , the appropriate buttons to hold are the Rapid Wash and No Cold. (These are on the right side of the control panel but to the left of the power button.)

Depending on the machine, the time to hold the buttons may be 3 seconds, 5 second or 10 seconds. You should see and hear some response. However, holding the key pad buttons for too long may re-enable the child lock.

I hope this helps. The child lock on most washers remains active even when the power is removed from the machine. This keeps the program from being activated when you clean the control panel or by a child who shouldn't access the machine. If the problem persists, I suggest checking for a problem with the keypad wiring or contacts.

Cindy Wells

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CL is child lock. Press and hold the child lock button(maybe a key icon) for three seconds to unlock

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have you checked to see if child lock is enabled? does the door lock when start button is pressed?

The lady I work for has a Siemans washing machine, Sevie? IQ 1633 and does not know how to deactivate the child lock, also ther are a few silver buttond down the side of the main screen, she has no idea...

See your manual to reset the child lock. If you see the child lock button, press and hold it for 3-5 seconds and it should beep to reset.

If that doesn't work then unplug the unit for 30 seconds and try it again.

Hi, my front loader washing machine (Bosch Logixx 8 sensitive) has child lock written on the screen and will not start the load. ive tried switching it on and off again but it does nothing. the door is...

Hello, welcome to FixYa.

The Key symbol means the lock has been activated some how.

On most bosch of your class this is how you work it on & off.

Here`s how to deactivate it...

1) Press the "menu" button until you see "CHILD LOCK :ON" appear in the display. ( if nothing is pressed within 10 sec.following this the menu will close and it will default to program in the display )

2) Once you see what I just mentioned in the display press the "select" button until "CHILD LOCK :OFF" appears in the display.

3) Finally by pressing the "start/pause" button the key symbol should disappear confirming you have successfully exited the child lock program.

Let me know if this was helpful to you or not, if so please take a second and rate it accordingly.

Thank you for visiting "fixya" for your washer solution inquiry.

good luck going forward.

macmarkus :)

Child lock

Try turning the dial back to off, and then try it again.
Make sure the door is shut properly.
Don't interrupt a prog once it has started., if you do , it will start to do funny things.
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