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How to set control lock on an over the range microwave

Is the Control Lock set? Does "LOC" or "L" or a padlock icon show in the display?


The Control Lock disables the control panel pads to avoid unintended use of the microwave oven.

If "LOC" or "L" or a padlock icon shows in the display, then the control lock feature has been enabled.

Depending on your model, there are 2 processes to use the control lock feature. 

Process A:

To Turn the Control Lockout Feature On or Off: 

  1. Make sure the microwave oven and timer are off.
  2. Press and hold the CANCEL keypad for 3 seconds.
  3. Two (2) tones will sound and "LOC"  or a padlock icon will be displayed (indicating the control is LOCKED).
  4. Repeat to unlock.  Again, two (2) tones will sound.

Process B:

To Turn the Control Lockout Feature On or Off: 

  1. Make sure the microwave oven and timer are off.
  2. Press and hold the START keypad for 5 seconds.
  3. Two (2) tones will sound and "L" will be displayed (indicating the control is LOCKED)
  4. Repeat to unlock.  Again, two (2) tones will sound.