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

“CL” code on LG Diwashers stands for Child Lock.

In this guide, you will learn how to manually enable or disable the Child Lock on LG dishwashers.

Basically, this Children Lock system on LG dishwasher prevents any untoward incident especially if you have small kids in your home.

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

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

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

When the 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 disable the child mode:

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

Step 2: Press the “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 dishwasher display will change to normal, which means that Child Lock Mode has been turned off.


If you still have issues with your LG dishwasher, contact LG customer support or call them at 1-850-999-4934 or 800-243-0000. They are available Monday to Sunday, 8AM to 9PM (EST).