What is Code “CL” on LG Dishwashers? How to Fix it!

“CL” code on LG dishwashers stands for child lock which locks the door when in operation and also suspends button operation, so in that time any button pressed does not do any action. So whenever someone presses buttons or do some abnormal action with LG dishwashers then Child Lock mode is on and CL code is mentioned on the dishwasher display.


Basically, this Children Lock system is very important and vital on LG dishwashers as it prevents any untoward incident especially if you have small kids in your home.

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How to Manually Turn ON Child Lock System on LG Dishwashers?

To manually enable child lock on your LG dishwasher, all need to press combinations of buttons.

Normally, on all LG dishwasher models, pressing “Pre-Wash + Rinse” buttons turns on the Children Protection mode. But remember, you have to press them for 3 seconds.

Once child lock is on, the hatch of the dishwasher will be locked and it will remain locked till the end of the cycle.

How to Turn Off CL Mode on LG Dishwashers?

There is no direct button or code to turn off Child Lock mode on LG dishwashers, but there are certain steps you can take to get the child lock system turned off.

Step-1: Make sure that your door is completely closed and latched properly.

Step-2: Then press “Power” and “Start/Pause” buttons on your LG dishwasher at the same time for 3 seconds.

Once you press these buttons, there will be a very short vibration and the display will change to normal, which means that Child Lock Mode has been turned off.

Step-3: Now check if all controls are working properly in your LG dishwasher. If not, then call LG service center to get it fixed.