Whirlpool Duet Washer 'Control Locked'
Posted 28 June 2005 - 06:52 AM
OK...so we wander over to the laundry room and find the 6 month old Whirlpool Duet front loading washer with the 'control locked' light on and all controls are...yes locked.
I tried the following to know avail; end cycle button depressed, powered off for 15+ minutes, control funcitons...nothing seems to work at this time...reccomendations please.
Posted 28 June 2005 - 09:56 AM
[align=left]The washer must be empty and the control must be in the OFF[/align]
[align=left]state before pressing the touch-pad sequence to start the test.[/align]
[align=left]Starting the Test Mode[/align]
[align=left]■ Close the door.[/align]
[align=left]■ Push CONTROL/ON (if present on this model).[/align]
[align=left]■ Select the DRAIN/SPIN cycle.[/align]
[align=left]■ Select NO SPIN by pressing the SPIN SPEED touch-pad.[/align]
[align=left]■ Push PREWASH OPTION four times within five seconds. (If[/align]
[align=left]PREWASH OPTION is not present on this model, press EXTRA[/align]
[align=left]RINSE four times within five seconds.) C:00 will light up on the[/align]
[align=left]If the Starting procedure fails, push the PAUSE/CANCEL touch-pad,[/align]
[align=left]then repeat the starting procedure.[/align]
[align=left]Test Program Control[/align]
[align=left]In order to advance to the next step of the test procedure, push[/align]
[align=left]PREWASH OPTION touch-pad two times. If PREWASH OPTION is not[/align]
[align=left]present on this model, press EXTRA RINSE two times.[/align]
Posted 28 June 2005 - 10:47 AM
Success...as soon as I emptied the clothes, then turned to drain the lock light went out...all cycled properly and now we are contendely washing away...
The question remains for the post mortem...why? Why did this occur? Was this a condition of use...or was it a matter of a prgramming 'glitch'...
Regards and thanks again!
Posted 30 June 2005 - 04:10 AM
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Just like your home computer should be plugged into a surge suppressor/noise filter, the computer in your washer is subject to the same pitfalls and requires the same protection. $50 will get you a excellent surge and noise suppression.
Posted 30 June 2005 - 05:21 AM
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