How do I turn off the control lock on my Maytag washer?
How To Enter Service Mode On Whirlpool or Maytag Washer First of all, be sure the washer is in standby mode (plugged in with all indicators off). Select any three (3) buttons (except POWER) and follow the steps below, using the same buttons. Remember the buttons and the order that the buttons were pressed.
You may also see an F8 E1 Error code. If the washer has an F8 E1 error or LO FL error, the door will be locked, and the control will be unresponsive. Press the power button, and the washer will start a drain routine which takes approximately 8 to 10 minutes, during which time the pump will run continuously.
Run a “Drain and Spin” cycle. The door should unlock after this is complete. If not, call for service. If the door will not stay open, verify that the washer is level. The door should stay in place when open, but if the unit is not level, it could swing more easily.
If the washer does not have water in the drum, try pushing in on the door. If there is clothing pressing against the door inside, it will not unlock. If there is a error fault code on the washer display, that will help to identify the problem.
If your lid lock light is flashing, you can unplug your washer for 10 minutes and plug it back in to reset the washer and the flashing light. You can also press and hold the ‘End of Cycle’ button for 20 seconds to reset the washer and flashing lid lock light.
How to unlock Maytag washer door? If there are no errors with the washer and no components are faulty, you can try and cancel the wash cycle, press and keep holding the CYCLE END or CANCEL button and wait a few minutes and the door should unlock on its own.
Washer door unlock fix: Cancel the wash cycle, wait for it to drain the water and the door should unlock, OR pull the green string near the detergent area, OR pull the lever on the bottom of the door switch, OR unplug the washer for 5 minutes to reset. These 4 things should unlock your washers door.
To turn off Control Lock, press and hold the Options key that says “Control Lock Hold 3 Sec” under it for 3 seconds.