Samsung Dryer Child Lock Won’t Turn Off [Troubleshooting Guide]

Samsung Dryer Child Lock Won't Turn Off [Troubleshooting Guide]

We’ve all been there. One minute you’re enjoying yourself, watching television, and having a relaxing drink when suddenly, your child plays with the remote, messes with your computer, or erases an important file.

This problem occurs not only with computers and gadgets but appliances as well. Thanks to the advances in technology, even your dryer isn’t safe from the wrath of a child’s curiosity.

Luckily, the brilliant minds at Samsung developed a Child Lock feature that prevents anyone from playing with your smart dryer. This feature is godsent for parents that can’t afford to look after their child and chores 24/7.

However, there have been cases where parents seemingly can’t turn off the feature. Don’t worry we got you covered!

Troubleshooting the issue isn’t as difficult as it may seem. Follow our guide and steps, and you’ll have your Child Lock setting turned off in less than 10 minutes!

Why can’t I turn off my Samsung dryer Child Lock setting?

There’s a good chance you can’t turn off your Samsung dryer Child Lock setting because the dryer is malfunctioning. Resetting it will restore the dryer to its original state.

If your Samsung dryer’s Child Lock setting won’t turn off, then there are a couple of things you can try. Below are some of the most common solutions for such cases:

  • Step 1: Turn off your dryer to see if it resets the setting.
  • Step 2: If that doesn’t work, reset the dryer itself.
  • Step 3: Keep your dryer turned off for more than 24 hours.
  • Step 4: Call and request service. If the issue still persists, you might have to call your technician or Samsung support to get it thoroughly checked.
  • Step 5: Replace the front interface board.
Quick Note:

Keeping your dryer turned off for over 24 hours is simply a more extreme way of resetting the dryer. 

Typically, resets should only last 12 minutes at most, but in some cases, you may need to go over 24 hours.

How to Reset a Dryer to Turn Off Child Lock 

To reset your dryer, you simply have to turn it off, unplug the system, and wait for at least five minutes for the electrical charge to clear out.

This will revert your dryer back to its original state and will allow you to change the settings to your liking.

Resetting a Samsung dryer will restore the appliance back to its original state. It will also clear out any error codes found within the appliance’s system, so you should do it often.

Another method you can try is erasing the Wi-Fi and network information from your dryer, as it may be interfering with the settings in some way. To do so, follow these steps:

  • Step 1: Hold Smart Control for three seconds until the AP is displayed.
  • Step 2: Hold the Temp button for seven seconds until OK displays. The display will then go back to AP.
  • Step 3: Turn off the dryer and wait five minutes.
  • Step 4: Turn it back on.
Quick Note:

Erasing network information from your Samsung dryer only works with models that have Wi-Fi capabilities.

If turning your Samsung dryer off, resetting it, or calling customer service didn’t help solve the issue, then it might be time to replace your dryer’s front interface board. 

While it may sound like drastic measures, replacing the front interface board simply means you’ll see the displays better. Chances are, you have your Child Lock setting turned off, it’s just that it’s not displaying properly on your board!

The type of board you’ll replace it with depends on the model of your Samsung dryer. If you’re at an official Samsung store, you can simply ask the staff and mention your dryer’s model to get the appropriate replacement.

We highly recommend seeking professional help when replacing the front interface board, as doing it improperly may result in further damage to your Samsung dryer.

How do I turn off my Samsung dryer Child Lock?

Hold and press the Temp and Time buttons on your Samsung Dryer to turn off the Child Lock setting. If that doesn’t work, try the Dry Level and Temp buttons instead.

The combination of buttons you need to press differs depending on the model you have. 

If you’re unsure as to what works, check the control panel as it’s often indicated there which combination works for your unit.

Here’s a video that demonstrates how to properly turn off Child Lock.

How do I turn on my Samsung dryer Child Lock?

To turn on your Samsung dryer’s Child Lock function, press and hold the temp and Time buttons simultaneously. If that doesn’t work, try the Dry Level and Temp buttons.

Much like turning the Child Lock off, the combination of buttons you need to press differs depending on the model of your dryer. 

If both of the buttons we mentioned above don’t work, you can try checking your dryer’s control panel and it should indicate which combination works for your dryer model.

There you have it! Hopefully, we managed to impart some knowledge as to why your Samsung dryer’s Child Lock setting won’t turn off.

Keep in mind that the way to turn the Child Lock setting on and off is the same regardless of the model. The only difference is which buttons to press!

And if the issue is internal, such as a faulty display board, then don’t be afraid to seek and ask for professional help. 

In the end, while the issue seemed daunting to fix, the actual step-by-step process of troubleshooting and fixing it is relatively easy! 

Hopefully, our guide will come in handy if you encounter similar issues in the future.

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