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Whirlpool Home Appliances

How to Use the Control Lock Feature

Is the Control Lock Activated?

The dispenser can be turned off for easy cleaning or to avoid unintentional dispensing by small children and pets.

NOTE: The lock feature does not shut off power to the refrigerator, to the ice maker, or to the dispenser light. It simply deactivates the dispenser controls and pad.

 

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To use the Control Lock Feature:

  • Press and hold TO LOCK for 3 seconds to lock the dispenser. 
  • Press and hold TO LOCK a second time to unlock the dispenser. The display screen indicates when the dispenser is locked.
  • Controls, Settings and Features vary by model; Check your Use and Care Guide for specific information. 

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NOTE: If you attempt to change settings or dispense ice/water while the dispenser is locked, "CONTROL LOCKED" will flash on the display screen.