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[LG Front Load Washer] How to enable or disable CL(Child Lock)

  • Troubleshooting

What do the letters CL mean?

➔ CL stands for CHILD LOCK. It is a safety feature designed to lock the control panel during a cycle,
thereby preventing unintentional disruptions or potential accidents that could be caused by a child or another user manipulating the controls.

When Child Lock is set, all buttons except for the power button do not operate.
Child Lock is not automatically disabled after the completion of a cycle.
If you wish to change the cycle or other settings, first disable Child Lock before proceeding.
If the unit is powered on while Child Lock is enabled, the Child Lock icon will illuminate.

CL code appears in the display window

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Follow the below general instructions to enable or disable the Child Lock feature.
Please note that the exact method may vary depending on the product model.
For more detailed instructions, refer to the user manual.
If the Child Lock buttons are unresponsive, this could signal a malfunction.
In such cases, please contact customer support for assistance.

If the display shows 'CL' or a lock icon, you can disable Child Lock in the same way it was enabled.

To do this, press and hold the buttons marked with a lock icon or labeled [*Child Lock] for at least 3 seconds.


1. Models that have a lock symbol: Hold Temp + Rinse for 3 seconds.

The lock icon is connected to the line connecting the water temperature button and the rinse button. If you press and hold the water temperature button and the rinse button for more than 3 seconds, the button lock function is turned on or off.

2. Models that have a button marked [*Child Lock]: Hold the Spin button for 3 seconds.

There is a child lock sign below the spin button, and you can turn it on/off by pressing it for 3 seconds.

3. Models with the Steam function: Hold the Steam button for 3 seconds.

There is a child lock sign under the Steam button, and you can turn it on/off by pressing it for 3 seconds.

4. WashTower

➔ To unlock CL on the washer, hold the Spin button on the washer control panel for 3 seconds.

There is a child lock sign below the Spin button on the washing machine control panel and can be set or released by pressing it for 3 seconds.
There is a child lock sign under the Timed Dry button on the dryer control panel and can be set or released by pressing it for 3 seconds.

This guide was created for all models, so the images or content may be different from your product.

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