Tumble Dryer Displays A Padlock

Last updated 03/06/2020 09:28


  • A padlock has appeared on the display and the appliance won't function.

Applies to

  • Tumble dryers


A padlock being displayed is to highlight that the “Child lock” function has been activated.

When the child lock is engaged it will stop you from performing any action apart from turning the appliance on or off via the button/control dial.

As you can see there are a wide variety of display configurations –


Usually, the child lock buttons will be highlighted on the control panel. If these aren’t present, then please refer to your user manual.

If you have trouble removing the child lock, then please disconnect it from the power supply for about 5-10 mins before trying again.

For appliances with a programme button, you can usually remove child lock as soon as the appliance has been powered on.

For appliances with the programme dial, you may need to unlock this on the last used programme or cycle through each programme attempting to remove the child lock.

If you are still experiencing issues, then a service visit would be recommended.



The child lock has been activated making the appliance appear unresponsive.

Book a repair
Book a repair

Out of warranty? Not a problem. We can arrange for a technician to repair your appliance for a fixed price where call out, parts and labour are covered without the worry of unexpected additional costs. Alternatively we can repair your appliance for a monthly subscription with a repair and care plan from Domestic & General Ltd.

£15.49 135
Book a repair
Spare parts & Accessories
Spare parts & Accessories

Find original spare parts for your appliance in our webshop and have them delivered directly to your door.