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

Child lock on Samsung washing machines allows you to lock the buttons so that your selected cycle can't be changed. When child lock is enabed, all of the buttons on the control panel will be locked except for the power button and an icon will appear on the display.

Child lock icons

The process of turning child lock on and off differs between models of washing machine. For detailed instructions for your specific model check your user guide or visit Samsung Support and enter your model number to download your user manual.

The most common ways to activate and deactivate child lock are:

  • press and hold the temp and spin/rinse buttons for three seconds
  • press and hold the - and + buttons for three seconds
  • press and hold the temp and spin buttons for three seconds


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