Mailbag: Whirlpool Duet Dryer Stuck in Control Lock Mode

Glenn Smith wrote:

I have a Whirlpool Duet Gas Dryer model no. GGW9200LW0 that is stuck on “control locked” mode. I am unable to use my dryer due to this problem. Please send me any info you have that can help me with my problem, thanks..

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To unlock the Control Locked feature:

Press and hold the End Of Cycle Signal button

for 3 seconds to turn this feature off.

NOTE: When the dryer is running and Control

Locked light is on, the dryer can be stopped by

pressing the Pause/Cancel button, but cannot

be restarted until the control is unlocked.

11 thoughts on “Mailbag: Whirlpool Duet Dryer Stuck in Control Lock Mode

  1. tx grasshopper

    O wise Samurai Appliance Repair Man, I bow at your feet in thanks for your words of wisdom! Our lovely Duet dryer, which has otherwise given no problem, had this “control locked” problem. Your words in this forum fixed it instantly. Thank you!

  2. Mjolhner

    You are most wise. I could not find my owner’s manual so I did a quick search on “whirpool control lock” and you came out on top! How do it know? You have been added to my favorites and forwarded to all my incompetent friends. I will now have a beer in your honor.

  3. chinookwife1

    I can’t get my control lock to unlock. I’ve pressed the button for 3 seconds even up to a minute nothing. I even turned of the circut breaker for 10 minutes to reset the computer chip from what the manifacture said to do. It still won’t unlock do you have any wise information. =) its a Duet Electrical Dryer

  4. Mehta

    I am having same problem but neither pressing the ‘End of Cycle Signal’ for upto 30 seconds, nor turning off power for a few minutes, solves the problem. Anything else I can try? Any pointers as to what the problem might be?

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