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How do you unlock the control panel on a whirlpool stove?

To unlock the control panel on a Whirlpool stove, you can follow these general steps:
1. Locate the Control Lock button: Look for the Control Lock button on the control panel of your Whirlpool stove. The location of the button can vary depending on the specific model of your stove, but it is typically labeled with a lock symbol or may be labeled "Control Lock" or "Hold 3 Sec."
2. Press and hold the Control Lock button: Press and hold the Control Lock button for approximately 3 to 5 seconds. This action is usually required to unlock the control panel. Look for any visual indicators on the control panel that indicate the lock is releasing or turning off.
3. Test the control panel: After releasing the Control Lock button, try pressing the buttons or using the control knobs on the stove to ensure that the control panel is no longer locked. The buttons and knobs should respond normally, allowing you to operate the stove.
If the above steps do not unlock the control panel or you cannot locate a specific Control Lock button, it is recommended to refer to the user manual for your Whirlpool stove. The manual will provide model-specific instructions on how to unlock the control panel properly. You can also contact Whirlpool's customer support for assistance and further guidance.
Note: The control lock function is designed to prevent accidental changes to the settings or operation of the stove. It is a safety feature that can be useful, especially if you have children in the house. However, it is important to keep the user manual handy and be familiar with the control lock function to ensure you can easily unlock the control panel when needed.
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