Updated: June 07, 2023
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I've pressed the wrong button on LG model WTG7532W and locked the machine.

the error msg is a "red key circled --- CL"

Short summary:

  1. Press and hold the Rinse button for 3+ seconds.
  2. Check if the Child Lock is turned off and the Start button works.
  3. If needed, turn on the washer by pressing the Power button.
  4. Verify that the issue is resolved and the Start button can resume the cycle.
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Try pressing and holding the Rinse button on the LG machine (between the Wash and Spin buttons) for 3+ seconds. This should toggle the Child Lock off and the Start button should work to resume the cycle.


If you have touched the Power button, you may need to turn on the washer first. The Child Lock feature remains in the last used state.

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Thank you SO MUCH!!

The issue is resolved? Glad to hear that!

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thank you. All resolved. :)

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