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Kenmore HE2 Plus Controls Locked

My Controls Locked light and beep keeps randomly flashing and beeping. If I can get the washer to start, it will start, but the Controls Locked lights keeps flashing and beeping. Sometimes it is a few seconds in between...others it is 10-15 seconds. When the cycle is done. the only way I can get the Controls Locked light and beep to stop is to unplug the machine. I have left if unplugged in between loads which is sometimes several days, but it always comes back. Again, the washer washes normal and goes through the normal cycles, but the beeping and controls locked light seems to randomly come on and off.

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Fred M
From the description you give I suspect the problem is the cycle signal button is stuck or shorted. The cycle signal button controls the "control lock" feature. You press and hold it for a few seconds to toggle the control lock feature on or off. You might try to turn the lock feature on and off and see if it helps. If not then most likely you will need to replace the console/interface. I can help you with this if you'd like to try a do-it-yourself.
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May 22nd, 2012
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Manage My Life
The HE washers are great for saving energy and cleaning clothes. It can be very frustrating that the controls are locked. I did find some information for you that I am hoping will help you with the washer. I am adding the link below to help you with your question while you wait for your expert response. I do hope that this will help.
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May 21st, 2012
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