This article is about unlocking the control lock on a Whirlpool Duet dryer. You need to press and hold the start button for 5 seconds to do so.
Let’s find out the details below!
Whirlpool duet dryer control locked reset
The Whirlpool dryer calypso touchpad stopped working. Two hundred bucks to fix plus labor.
The dryer was constantly beeping and turning on by itself from time to time, but it still runs. The dryer’s control lock is locked (won’t start). I have replaced the control panel and the main control board, and neither fixes the problem.
In that case, we need to check all the options. Also, I would check all harness wires and connectors between those spots.
The display board may have a faulty interface panel based on your description. Check for continuity on both ribbon cables and thoroughly test the control panel. It might still come up with an error, but the problem should be there if not.
I’m considering purchasing a new panel. Used panels don’t seem to be available. Then it took about 7 minutes for my machine to reset. Now it works perfectly.
Thermal fuse keeps blowing
My dryer blew the thermal fuse. I replaced it two times then replaced the thermistor. It worked one cycle, and the thermal fuse blew again. Whenever I vacuum my dryer, the thermal fuse always blows.
The thermal fuse that keeps blowing is Thermal Fuse 339 SER MY2610635. I ran it for 1 minute, and the dryer was boiling. The heat is on all of the time because of a shorted heating element, and because finally, there’s also a lousy wiring connection to the heating element.
When troubleshooting an electric dryer, the base thing to look at is the heating element. To test, you should unplug it and use a multi-meter to check continuity on either side of the heating element.
I think I meant to say the control board when I said panel. That’s the only thing that would make it act like that unless there is a wiring fault.
Fixing the control board has corrected the issue. The unit has been running cold for a while now, and it appears the fix was to replace the control board.
Coin tray lock on Whirlpool Dryer
You might have a commercial dryer too. If your tenants need to pay for the use of your machine, they might also need a key to open it. Did you ever notice that the keyhole is sometimes a little hard to insert a key?
A close-up photo of the keyhole would be beneficial. There is more than one type of lock on coin-operated appliances, and if you find a way to make the pressing enter (shifting some tumblers), it indicates that it is an old lock.
If the lock is behaving strangely, turn the key back and forth a few times. If it’s hard to move and sticks on one side of the slot, then it might just be a problem with the shape of the key. It usually points to either having an odd-shaped key or an incorrectly placed blade. If you think this is the core problem, you can use a wire.
I’m afraid something may have come loose in the keyhole, and the key won’t go in. From what I can see, it seems like you can remove the tumbler from the back of the lock, which is probably a hardware store-related issue.
We’ll need to take the washing machine to a locksmith. The tumblers are pushed by pins, as you can see with the red lines. There’s also a broken brass-looking piece, which seems like it could be the problem.
There are two scenarios here: An undamaged lock-in in which your description of the problem would indicate an attempt to pick the lock and a damaged lock.
The Abloy has 6-8 “tumblers” consisting of discs in a row. And the first one isn’t a tumbler; it’s just a keyhole guide that turns around. A picking tool would cause the discs to be out of alignment, so you must repeatedly turn the key back and forth.
The Abloy design on the control lock
Abloy locks are designed to resist lock bumping. Just take some Liquid Wrench or similar penetrant and try unscrewing the locks aggressively until they loosen.
The keyhole disc is misaligned with the 1st two tumbler discs. It needs to be rotated clockwise or counterclockwise, but the newer discs have more manageable rectangular holes (allowing for key rotation in both directions).
The most popular Abloy Classic cylinder has ten discs. You can turn each one with your existing key.
It is impossible to pick the lock, even if someone could find the master key. The first disc rotates, so you can’t drill it.
It’s worth noting that the tip of all Abloy keys is not cut. The cuts that determine how much each disc then rotates start about 2.5 to 3mm from the vital end. There could be a piece of picking tool jammed at the back of the keyway too.
Replace the control lock of the dryer
If you get the door out, you can replace it with a new one. The lock would not accept the key about two or more weeks ago. Since then, it has kept a “lockbox keyholder” in the next room over, which is mounted to the wall.
The only reason someone would want the keys in there is to use them for things like laundry machines and dryers, which means there are a lot of valuables worth money.
I think I know what might be wrong, so I’ll try inserting the key & turning it about 90˚ back & forth to see if the tumblers will re-position. This area is relatively crime-free, so something like this is highly unusual. Fortunately, we have secured the room in question with a lock.
The key tip is very even (no rough pointed edges), indicating that the tip did not break off. We’ve also looked at the key for the other dryer.
Aligning the tumblers takes no longer than 5 seconds. Every time you push the key a little further into the lock, one rotation of discs is captured.
I tried some penetrating spray, sprayed it back into the cylinders, and let it sit for 24 hours. After that, I attempted to insert the key and rotate – with no luck. I took another 24 hours and tried again – this time making sure the spray went all the way in with a fresh burst of spray.
Then I inserted the key from above, and each disc must rotate about 90 degrees with the key. However, when inserting from below for more than one disc, you can no longer turn it through 90° – i.e., all discs are frozen.