How do I switch the child lock on my Samsung washing machine on and off?

Child Lock

The Child Lock function allows you to lock the buttons so that the wash cycle you’ve chosen can’t be changed. 


The Child Lock indicator will light up when this feature is activated.


If you see a key indicator rather than a lock,  this means that the door is locked. This may be because the child lock is on but may also be because the cycle is not finished or the machine has detected an error. 


Note that after some cycles, the machine and laundry will be hot when the cycle ends, and the machine will only unlock after it has cooled down for safety reasons.


Please note that the steps will be the slightly different for some models. See below for the most common steps and then steps by model.


Activating for most models


If you want to activate the child lock function hold down the Temp. and Spin or Rinse buttons at the same time for 3 seconds.


Click here to view a simulator showing you how to use the Child Lock.


When the child lock is activated only the power button works. The child lock remains on even after the power is turned on and off or after disconnecting and reconnecting the power cord.


To activate or deactivate the child lock for models beginning F*/WW55*/WW6*/WW7:

1 Look for the child lock symbol underneath the two left side buttons:
Childlock symbols
2 These will be either Temp and Spin buttons or Temp and Rinse.
3 Press and hold these at the same time for 3 seconds.


Press and hold the Options and Prefer Mode buttons simultaneously for 3 seconds.



Press and hold down Options and Smart Control simultaneously for 3 seconds

WW8* and WW9

1 To set the Child Lock, press the Up/Down arrows to select Child Lock and press OK.
2 To activate the Child Lock, press Start/Pause.

Child Lock holds its activation until you press the Start/Pause button. Until then, you can change settings by pressing corresponding buttons.

3 To suspend the Child Lock, select Child Lock and press OK once.
4 To deactivate Child Lock, select Child Lock and press OK twice.


You can access the Child Lock menu from the Settings screen or the Quick panel bar.

1 To set the Child Lock, tap Settings, and tap the Child Lock button.
2 To activate Child Lock, press and hold the Activate button for 3 seconds.
3 To suspend Child Lock temporarily, press and hold the Temporarily Deactivate button for 3 seconds.
4 To deactivate Child Lock completely, press and hold the Deactivate button for 3 seconds.

To add detergent or more laundry in the drum, or to change the course settings whilst Child Lock is active, you must first deactivate the Child Lock. The Child Lock will be reactivated one minute after it stops temporarily.


For instructions on how to activate or deactivate the childlock on your Samsung DV80F5E5HGW Heat Pump Tumble Dryer click here


If you are having issues with a locked door, please click here for instructions.

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