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Control lock stays on

Control lock light stays on machine will not start i tried unplugging the machine still no result

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Try holding for 3-5 seconds should unlock controls.

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First things first... please follow this link to see if your machine is part of Maytag's recall... or this site for details on the recall...

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SOURCE: control locked light on - machine will not


To unlock the controls press and hold the END OF CYCLE button for 15 seconds, the problem should be resolved after doing this. Please get back to me if you have any other questions.


Posted on Nov 15, 2010

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Unlike a normal washer where you can open it at any time and throw in some cloths you may have forgot, this one seems to take up to to minutes after you stop the unit mid wash.
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take a good look and read on your control panel i don't remember which button you need to hold for 3 or 5 second to lock unlock control panel. it is also called child lock system.
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