Jan 192011
 

CL means that your washing machine’s CHILD LOCK is ON. You can find two buttons Temp and Options in the panel.

Turn ON the machine, press these two buttons together for 3 seconds and that’s it.

It might have a little kids face above a lock key, in between the wash and rinse buttons, hold these for 3/5 seconds and it should work.

  65 Responses to “LG Washer Error Code Cl Fix”

  1. Thank you!!! It was very useful , I was about to call the Service center. You save my time!!! Thanks.

    • Hi, thanks for taking the time to comment:) Happy we could help you fix LG washing machine issue!

      • Hi Mathew I m having same problem cl lock o tried unlocking it but it’s not working
        Please help

      • THANK YOU. My washer is a new one and I just wanted to add that your advice lead me to the solution but I wanted to add that for mine, it is on the front with all the other buttons (lower right) and reads “WATER PLUS *Child Lock). The “normal” use for it is to add extra water to the load because the sensing device barely adds enough to cover the clothes (often never even that much). All that is left for me now is to see if on my next load, the little lyrical noise sounds when the washer is first turned on because that quit at the same time (MUCH LESS important, but it is only a couple of months old).

    • FYI, On the newer LG machines you only have to hold one button for three seconds “prewash/child lock”

  2. Thank you so much, I had no idea what CL stood for, so i assumed my machine had broken down and was looking at buying a new machine or calling some body out. Didn’t realise that it was so simple. I can now do my washing again. weight off my shoulder, Thank you

  3. thanks of that help

  4. Thank you so much for this forum.. I was really stressed out thinking about the call out charges and the price of a new washing machine.. Really saved me a lot of money and stress. ..cant believe it was something so simple.

    Thank you once again

  5. Thanks for your help.

  6. thanks your info was very helpful.

  7. CL popped up on my display had no idea what it was because the manual didn’t say. I was about to call in a service call when I found this page…..major saver it took 3 seconds instead of who knows how long for somebody to come look at it πŸ™‚ thank you

  8. Im really nevous that I broke the machine when I see cl and it doesnt work… coz its just new.. thanks to this page.. really appreciate it…really helpful

  9. Thank you so much for this forum.. I was really appreciate your job . Really you saved me a lot of money and stress. ..cant believe it was something so simple.

    Thank and regards
    Fahim,

    • Hi, you’re most welcome. Happy to help.Glad your washing machine is back up and running. Thank you for taking the time to leave such a nice comment.

      Matt

  10. Hi..finally made it to unlock CL code for my siries..thank you

  11. Hi thank you for your help you saved me a call out washing machine working again

  12. Thank you so much for your help i had tried switching machine on and off
    Unplugging it holding down diferrent buttons
    Thank you so much for ur helpful advice saved me a costly bill

    • You’re most welcome. Happy to help. Thank you for taking the time to comment I appreciate it.

      Matt

  13. Thanks a million for the help with cl code Matthew, Just save me a lot of time and stress.

  14. Hi
    I have the touch screen panel and it does not have temp or option buttons
    Please help

    • My one doesn’t have opt button, but has a child lock button, so I tried to hold it for 3 sec and it worked perfectly πŸ™‚ thanks for this forum, saved me from headache πŸ™‚

  15. Error CL in my LG T10RRF21V1 Washing Machine Is this mean child lock in this model also as quoted above.

  16. I tried some buttons combinations but didn’t work, thank you very useful!

  17. THANK YOU!and you do it for free too!!!
    You’re a lifesaver
    Jesus loves and bless you!!

  18. Man you’re a life saver πŸ˜€

  19. Thank you !! πŸ™‚
    It realy works .

  20. I looked in the manual and CL was not in there (or failed to see it). I was about to call them and then I found your post…thank you so much for this post you will help many more to come, :))

    • Jennifer, You’re welcome. I’m glad you found our site and the information you needed! Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment. I appreciate it.

      Matt

      • Can anyone out there answer me I have an LG a drum and has a CL on there and I can’t do anything with my washing machine help someone

  21. On the Lg Inverter all you have to do is hold down the child lock for three seconds. This site was very informative, though thank you. I thought my mom was going to kill me before I found this page.

  22. Lg washer on digital control panel says Cl
    I’ve had tried to reset but won’t do do I press temp and what else
    Help

  23. Lg washer on digital control panel says Cl
    I’ve had tried to reset but won’t do do I press temp and what else
    Help please

  24. OMG!! Thx

  25. Thanks for the info, but does anyone know why the child lock would kick in whilst doing a load? No one had been near my machine and I don’t have kids.

  26. Thank you . Saved my time .brilliant.

  27. Thanks, It’s people like you that keep’s from going insane. 1 minute fix. Wish LG would have had that error code in the manual. I added the code Cl to the page.Thank’s again.

  28. Matthew, Thank you so much for the information !!! my washing machine working again now, you save my time and money. Mmmmuah

  29. Thank you so much for leaving this comment about “CL”. I was going bonkers last night plugging in and out and different buttons! Thanks again. You’re the Bomb!!!

    • Hi Diane, you’re most welcome. Thank you for taking the time to leave such an awesome comment. I really appreciate it.

      Matt

  30. Hi, our machine doesn’t have the options button. Can you advise another name it may be called or another option? Thank you!

  31. THANK YOU. My washer is a new one and I just wanted to add that your advice lead me to the solution but I wanted to add that for mine, it is on the front with all the other buttons (lower right) and reads β€œWATER PLUS *Child Lock). The β€œnormal” use for it is to add extra water to the load because the sensing device barely adds enough to cover the clothes (often never even that much). All that is left for me now is to see if on my next load, the little lyrical noise sounds when the washer is first turned on because that quit at the same time (MUCH LESS important, but it is only a couple of months old).

  32. I have the CL error on my new LG FH4U1JBH6N machine. which buttons should I press?
    Thank you

  33. Thank you so much . I called rent a center to come fix my machine and they didn’t show up. I Google it and this is what I found and it was very helpful. Now I can wash again. Thank you.

  34. Thank you! So much

  35. thank you couldn’t find CL any where in the manual you saved me from a break down

  36. Cheers for your help it’s now the end of September and still waiting for a reply, crap customer service is an under statement, what a joke πŸ™ πŸ™

  37. Thank you SO MUCH! You MADE MY DAY! My washer is only a week old and my wife is out of town. I thought, OMG I’ve broken the machine. The washer said CL but my manual did not list the code for CL. I was shocked. A code but no reference. I put the washer make and model number in Google and yours was the first answer I saw. On this late 2016 model, there is an asterik and a little star below the Soil Level butoon. In very small print it says Child Lock. I held it for 3 seconds and everything was working again. Thanks. I must have leaned on the panel and locked it.

  38. Thank you very much for this information which was not on the LG website. I just got my machine today and I thought I broke it already!

  39. My wash code CL I try code to unlock it didn’t do please tell what else I can do thank

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