How to Reset a Frigidaire Dryer Child Lock

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Children should not be allowed to operate or play near clothes dryers unsupervised.

Frigidaire clothes dryers come in many types, including electric and gas, small- and large-capacity drums, various colors and energy efficiencies. The dryers may also include sanitize options, dry sensors, wrinkle release and anti-static technology, as well as a child lock. The child lock option allows adult users to lock the door and the controls on the dryer to prevent operation by children or others who should not operate the dryer. Resetting the Frigidaire dryer child lock only takes a few steps.


Step 1

Press and hold the "Control Lock" button for five seconds to lock the dryer. Release the button when the dryer beeps, indicating that the dryer is in locked position.

Step 2

Press and hold the "Control Lock" button for five seconds to release the lock.

Step 3

Press and hold the "Options" and "Select" buttons at the same time on Frigidaire dryer models that do not have a "Control Lock" button. Hold the buttons for 10 seconds until "LOC" is displayed.

Step 4

Press and hold the "Options" and "Select" buttons simultaneously and hold for 10 seconds to release the door lock.



Meredith Jameson

Meredith Jameson writes early childhood parenting and family health articles for various online publications. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in history from San Francisco State University.