You have a child lock on your LG washing machine (red face-lock on the control panel is blinking). To disable the child lock press and hold the “Temperature” “Spin” buttons for 5-10 seconds. and you can set the program and start the washing machine.
That is why LG developed the Child Lock (abbreviated as CL) mode, which locks the buttons of the washing machine from being pressed In order to disable the Child Lock mode, you need to press a certain combination of keys on the LG washing machine, located on the control model.
The reasons of appearance of a code, what it means?
The cl code on the LG washing machine is not an error code, but the so-called information code, which tells the user that the control panel lock mode is on, or simply “child-proof”. The developers of automatic washing machines with front-loading almost immediately puzzled over the need to lock, because the control panel of such machines is very low, in the reach of small children, which is very dangerous.
Note! Code cl is, in fact, a short designation of the English word “children”, which is translated into Russian as “children”.
A child can easily press a few buttons and not only stop the washing process, but also damage the washing machine, so if there is a small child in your house, do not forget to use this function. So, cl on LG machine is an information code and if it appears after pressing a combination of keys it is normal. But what to do if this code is always displayed after turning on the washing machine, or worse, appears suddenly in the middle of the washing, although no one pressed anything, but let us not get ahead of ourselves.
How to put/remove locks, lock options?
Almost all modern models of LG automatic washing machines have a child lock, and the combination of keys, which makes this lock is the same. Namely super rinse plus prewash. The location of the keys differs on different models of machines. They can stand:
- To the left of the display;
- above the display;
- under the display.
The essence of this does not change. pressing two keys, super rinse plus prewash simultaneously with a 3 second hold-down activates the “child lock” mode, the mode is also disabled.
It is quite difficult to mix up the buttons. The manufacturer has taken care of this and put symbols on the control panel. In particular, the “childproof” keys are indicated by a smiling lock, from which there are two curved lines pointing exactly at these buttons.
Once the cl mode is set, it is retained until the end of the wash. At the end of the washing process in some models of LG machines, child protection is reset, and in some models it remains even if the machine is turned off. In some LG washing machine models, you can lock all buttons from children, and some have all buttons except on/off.
This confuses consumers who have purchased machines with a partial lock. After all, a child can spoil the wash, just by pressing the on / off button. Then what is the point in locking at all, if the child is still able to affect the washing machine? over, this problem is typical of expensive machines, stuffed with various functions, and the more complicated the machine, the more “delicate” is its control module. Its sudden disconnection during the washing process can disable the microprocessor, and then an error can definitely occur.
LG washing machines Error Code CL What is and how to turn OFF
Important! If in your LG model the control panel is supposed to be locked completely and it is written in the instruction manual, but actually all is locked except for the on/off button, it can testify of a malfunction of the control module.
Error code CL of LG washing machines
Error code cl in LG washing machines most often is not in the literal sense of the word an indicator of failure. This abbreviation means “children”. children, therefore, it is an indication of child protection mode activation, that is, unforeseen accidental and random pressing of buttons by a child.
The child lock mode is normally activated by pressing the “super rinse” and “prewash” buttons simultaneously for three seconds. Regardless of the location of these buttons (different LG models have different panel structures), this combination is identical.
But in some cases it happens that you do not switch the protection mode on purpose, but the cl indication is present on the display. This may occur at the beginning of a cycle or in the middle of a cycle. The most unpleasant thing is that unauthorized and spontaneous activation of this mode blocks the control panel absolutely, which does not allow to operate the washing machine in any way.
In this case, you have to intervene in the process of operation of the machine manually.
What the CL error means?
Like any household appliance, the LG washing machine is equipped with an individual system responsible for the mechanical and electronic processes of operation. When the device is turned on, the initial information appears on the display, after which it is possible to set the desired mode of operation. However, during operation, the electronic display of the washing machine may indicate an error in the form of an encrypted code with alphanumeric and numeric values.
It can be a problem if the display shows the CL code, because there is no information about this in the manual.
So, the CL code is not a system error. This is a very important option for the washing machine, and one learns about it only during use. This code is an abbreviation from the English child lock, which translates as “child protection”. This feature locks the control panel of the washing machine, with the exception of the “Start” button. And the screen shows the code code. Thanks to this feature, one can stop worrying that the child will change the program or stop the washing while the washing machine is on.
It is just not clear how this function was turned on. But the solution to the puzzle is simple. When configuring the washing program, the owner of the washing machine accidentally presses several buttons at once. And afterwards, having understood this function, regularly uses it. And if the display shows the letter CL, you don’t have to worry. it’s not an error, it’s an information alert.
The cl code on the LG washing machine is not an error code at all, but the so-called information code, which tells the user that the control panel lock mode or simply “childproofing” is on. The developers of automatic washing machines with front-loading almost immediately faced the problem of the necessity of locking, because the control panel of such machines is very low, in the access area of small children, which is very dangerous.
Note! The cl code is, in fact, a short for the English word “children,” which translates to Russian as “children.
A child can easily not only stop the washing process, but also damage the washing machine, so if you have a small child in the house, do not forget to use this function. So, cl on LG machine is an information code and if it appears after pressing the combination of keys it is normal. But what if this code is always displayed after turning on the washing machine, or worse, appears suddenly in the middle of the wash, although no one pressed anything, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves.
LG washing machine error codes
These are the most common faults of both LG washing machines and dryers. Most of them use the same error code designations when they have problems in operation.
These LG washing machine error codes are described on the website as a numeric code, just like the LED or LCD panel on the front of the washer or dryer.
LG error codes
- the water level sensor is defective
- Unacceptably low or too high water pressure in the water supply
- Check the drain pump filter for debris, clean it if necessary
- Check the hose for punctures, kinks
- Check the air chamber and pressure sensor hose
- Water pressure sensor may be defective
- Check the drain pump
- Check the connection for draining
- Check the water supply at, the water may be off
- Check the hose for kinks or holes
- Check water inlet valve
- Check the wiring to the water valve
- Check the water inlet valve connection
- Check the water valve resistance, it is normal when it is 3.5-4.5K?
- Check main control board
- Check if the door is closed properly
- Check the door handle for damage or wear
- Check the door fuse, if it is out of order you need to replace the door lock
- Check door lock wiring
- Reload the laundry in the machine and try again
- Check that there is enough load, as small things can cause imbalance
- Check electronic controller
- Check drive motor
- Check the door to see if it is properly closed and locked
- Check the door handle for damage or wear
- Check door fuse, if not working replace door lock
- Check door interlock wiring
- Check rotor for cracks or tears in magnet
- Check for foreign objects obstructing the rotation of the drum
- Check if there is too much foam (can occur if the wrong detergent is used)
- Check water level sensor
- Check wiring and connections on the water pressure sensor
- Check the controller
- Check water supply valve for a foreign object
- Check the heating element
- Check thermistor or temperature sensor
- Check thermistor resistance, usually around 53K? at 25 ? C
- Check the wiring to the heating element
- Check the connection of the heating element and the temperature sensor
- Water level sensor is defective
- Unacceptably low or too high water pressure in the mains
- Check power cord, whether it is connected correctly and secured
- Make sure the washing machine is not plugged into a multi-purpose outlet
- Check wiring and connections between surge protector and control module
- Check the power light
- Check LCD panel board connectors on main control board
- Check tanks for leaks
- Check the water leak sensor.
- Check the hoses for cracks and holes
To reset any error except PE press the Start/Pause button and as a rule the code will disappear and the machine will go into standby.
We are not responsible for your safety if you damage yourself or your washing machine with the recommendations given on this site. All manipulation is at your own risk.The causes of error codes on this site are generalized and we cannot guarantee that the recommendations will solve your problem.
You should also understand that error codes are not a “cure-all”, they will not tell you what the problem is, they only suggest the right direction to look for the problem and they will not replace your diagnostic skills of professionals. In most cases with the help of error codes you can learn enough to research and diagnose the cause of failure.
What is the block mode described above for?
Setting child-proofing Parents and other relatives of small children are well aware of the restlessness of children. They are especially interested in everything that is forbidden: the forbidden buttons they have to “poke” and press by all means. You can switch it on in the same way as you did when you switched it off, as explained above.
The child lock can only be activated during the wash cycle. The machine shows the CL error on the screen after its activation. The child lock remains active after the wash cycle is finished. It can only be deactivated specifically by repeatedly pressing the above-mentioned buttons.
If this is not done, the machine will refuse to work the next time it is washed and will show an error CL.
If your appliance displays this error and you are unable to turn off the activated lockout yourself, call service.
Purpose of the Cd code
Modern LG automatic machines are multifunctional units, which not only wash, but also dry clothes. These combination machines have a sophisticated electronic control, including a system of self-diagnosis, LED indication and external monitoring. As a result, it is possible to constantly monitor the operation of equipment and immediately respond to failures and malfunctions.
The control system is in constant “contact” with the user for control purposes. Codes do not only appear on the display when a malfunction occurs. some service signals are given to inform rather than warn. The “Cd” icon is one of these.
The Cd code on the display informs about the activation of the cooling system!
This code tells the user to start the cooling system. The latter helps the machine not to over-dry the items, “shake” them and smooth out any creases. As a rule, the “cold” is activated periodically, for 25 seconds every 5 minutes of the cycle during all 2-4 hours of operation. Cd lights up after drying, because the machine repeats the intake of cold air at the end of the program, smoothing out the fabric.
The conclusion is simple: the appearance of the “Cd” code is normal. It means that the machine dries the things successfully. There is no need to call a repairman or make a diagnosis of the machine. You must wait for the cycle to finish. the dryer will finish working and turn off as usual.
If the CL-code appears on the display of the washing machine, do not panic and worry, for it means that the child lock feature (ChildLock) has been activated.This mode locks all buttons except for power off/on, so that children cannot accidentally change the washing program.
Very often this situation occurs when the owner of the machine forgets that he activated this function in the last wash and forgot to turn it off, or it was turned on by mistake by accident.
Anyway, you don’t have to worry if this code appears on the display, because it doesn’t signal an error, but a message of informational nature.