Microwave - Explanation of the Child Lock Out Feature

Many microwave control panels can be locked to prevent accidental use or access by children. There are several different ways to lock the control panel depending upon the specific model.


Listed below are examples of how to lock the controls on various microwave control panel designs:

  • Press and hold the CLEAR/OFF pad for 3 seconds. The display will show "LOCK" and then revert to the time of day.

    • A small "L" may appear in the corner of the display as a reminder that the control panel is locked.

    • If anyone tries to use the microwave, the display will show "LOCK".

  • Press and hold the SET CLOCK pad for 3 seconds.

  • Press and hold the 5 and 7 pads simultaneously for 3 seconds.

  • Press the Mute pad for 3 seconds.

Note: The locked mode will be maintained after power disconnection in some models, but not all.


To unlock the control: Repeat the procedure which was used to lock the control.


For directions specific to your model, consult your Owner's Manual.