- A padlock has appeared on the display and the appliance won’t function
- How to deactivate Child Lock on my Zanussi washing machine?
- The Child Lock has been activated and the appliance appears unresponsive
- Zanussi washing machines
A padlock being displayed is to highlight the ''Child Lock'' function has been activated. This option prevents interruption of the wash cycle if children play with the control panel.
When the child lock is engaged it will stop you from performing any action.
See the example control panels and how to activate/deactivate the Child Lock option
Freestanding Washing Machines
Control panel No.1
To deactivate press and hold the Easy Iron (6) button until the padlock no longer displays on the LED display.
To activate press and hold the Easy Iron (6) button until the padlock appears on the LED display.
Control Panel No.2
To deactivate press and hold the Pre-wash (5) and Extra Rinse (6) buttons for 5 seconds until the padlock no longer displays on the LED display.
To activate press and hold thePre-wash (5) and Extra Rinse (6) buttons for 5 seconds until the padlock appears on the LED display.
Control Panel No.3 (older style)
The Child Lock function remains enabled also when the appliance is not working.
There are two different ways to set this option:
1. Before pressing button 9 (START/PAUSE): it will be impossible to start the appliance.
2. After pressing button 9: it will be impossible to change any other programme or option.
To enable or disable this option press simultaneously for about 6 seconds buttons 2 and 3 until on the display, the PADLOCK icon appears or disappears.
The description of the buttons may vary depending on the model of the appliance, but they will always be indicated on the control panel by the padlock symbol
Control Panel No. 4 (older style, LINDO models)
To activate/deactivate the CHILD LOCK option, touch the buttons and (3 and 4) simultaneously until the padlock indicator comes on/goes off.
Activate this option after you touch the button : the buttons are locked (except for the ON/OFF button).
This option stays active even when you switch off the appliance.
Integrated Washing Machines
Control Panel No.1
To deactivate press and hold Spin (7) for 3 seconds until the padlock no longer displays on the LED display
To activate press and hold Spin (7) for 3 seconds until the padlock appears on the LED display
Control Panel No. 2
To deactivate press and hold Stains (6) for 3 seconds until the padlock no longer displays on the LED display
To activate press and hold Stains (6) for 3 seconds until the padlock appears on the LED display
If you have trouble removing the child lock, disconnect the appliance from the power supply for about 5-10 mins before trying again.
For appliances with a programme button, you can usually remove the child lock as soon as the appliance has been powered on.
A service visit would be recommended if you are still experiencing issues.
Usually, the child lock buttons will be highlighted on the control panel. If these aren't present, then please refer to your user manual.
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