Samsung washing machine child lock - how to turn on & off
Child lock on Samsung washing machines allows you to lock the buttons on your appliance so that your selected cycle can't be changed. When child lock is enabled, all the buttons on the control panel will be locked except for the power button and an icon will appear on the display.
Please note: Even once the washing machine has powered down, the child lock will remain activated until it is turned off.
Methods to activate/deactivate the Child Lock can vary between washing machine models. If you do not recognise your model in the examples below, check your user manual for details. Some common methods are explained below:
Please note: If you tap a button with Child Lock activated, an alarm will trigger with the “Child Lock on” message. If you open and close the door with Child Lock on, an alarm will also trigger with the messages “Open door & check inside” and “Child Lock on”.
Washing machine icons and codes gives you more information about the status of your appliance. Read our FAQ on delay end function if you want to find out how to create a delayed finish to your wash.
Information on how to disable child locks on other Samsung appliances can be found below:
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