Understanding How To Reset KitchenAid Dishwasher

April 29, 2021

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Before calling a dishwasher specialist when your unit functions irregularly, you may try to perform a 30-minute troubleshoot and reset your unit yourself. Start by disconnecting the dishwasher from the power source and then connecting it back in, and when that doesn’t fix the issue, restart the control panel. 

Manual Reset

Remove the unit from the power source when it isn’t following the commands. Similar to turning a computer on and off to deal with some bugs, you may perform the same steps with your dishwashing unit. Let the dishwasher unplug for a few minutes to allow the computer to reset itself when necessary.

Connect the dishwasher to the power source to confirm when that addresses the issue. After five minutes, continue and plug the unit back in and check the display panel to confirm when there are error codes being displayed. Leave the unit for at least 5-10 minutes, as it may be recalibrating or running a diagnostics evaluation.

Perform a test cycle by clicking the heat dry and normal button pads. When connecting and disconnecting the dishwasher from the power source, do a test cycle to check when the machine is working efficiently prior to loading it up with dishes. If you observe the lights shown, click Start. It will take the dishwashing unit with its cycle so you can guarantee that everything is functioning as it should.

Control Panel and Function Reset 

Reset the control panel buttons such as hi-temp and dry. When disconnecting and connecting the unit does not improve the situation and when you can’t efficiently run a test cycle, it’s recommended to reset the control panel. See to it that the unit door is fully shut off and sealed. Hit the Hi-temp Scrub and  Energy Saver Dry buttons individually until each button has been hit at least five times.

Let the unit settle for ten minutes to allow it to reset. Once you are done pressing the reset sequence, expect to see the lights on the display panel flash. You could hear some whirring sounds. Then proceed and leave the unit alone so that it can perform diagnostics and recalibrate before you hit any other buttons.

Hit the drain or cancel button to complete the reset. This activates a two-minute drain cycle. Allow this cycle to fully run its course prior to opening the dishwashing unit. This procedure solves the issues with your dishwashing unit, however, when it doesn’t, you may need to seek a professional technician or act on something safe other than troubleshooting it on your own.

It’s maybe possible that there are issues that a basic troubleshoot can’t fix and only a dishwasher expert can deal with. It may be possible that the dishwasher is damaged and requires replacement. In any case, contact KitchenAid Appliance Repair Professionals to book a service appointment. You may also take advantage of KitchenAid appliance repair, Kitchenaid cooktop repair, and KitchenAid stove repair.

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