How to Reset a Kitchen Aid Dishwasher

If your kitchen aid dishwasher isn’t working or you want to change its settings, reseting it may be all that’s necessary. This easy task can save both time and money in repair expenses.

Not Running or Stuck

Your kitchen aid dishwasher may not be functioning optimally due to various reasons, including broken power cords, tripped circuit breakers, and more. The most frequent issue is a short in the fuse that controls its heat source – this can prevent it from heating water during its wash cycle.

Resetting your kitchen aid dishwasher begins with making sure it’s plugged in correctly and the switch is in the ON position. If you can’t locate where the switch is, contact a technician who can inspect it for you.

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Resetting the Dishwasher’s Control Panel

Kitchenaid dishwashers share similar control panels as other brands of washer and dryer, and can be reset in several ways. One popular way is pressing two buttons simultaneously for a total of 10 presses. Make sure the door of the dishwasher is completely closed before beginning this process.

A control panel reset is a quick fix for some common issues with your Kitchenaid dishwasher, such as buttons that won’t work or locked buttons. With just minutes, you can get back up and running with your dishwashing machine in no time!

Resetting your dishwasher, whether from Kitchenaid or another manufacturer such as Whirlpool, is an essential step in keeping it running optimally. While this solution may not be the answer to every problem, it can often provide a temporary fix when other troubleshooting procedures have failed.

Pressing the Hi Temp Scrub and Heated Dry Button

Most Kitchenaid dishwasher models feature a button labeled “Hi Temp Wash” or “Hi Temp Scrub,” which when pressed repeatedly will cause the display’s lights to illuminate for about 5 seconds.

Once you press this button, your dishwasher will enter diagnostic mode and begin testing its internal components to determine if resetting is necessary. This process may take up to 10 minutes but it’s well worth waiting for.

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Resetting a Locked Button

The lock button, located on the left side of your dishwasher’s control panel, should be engaged when selecting a wash cycle. When engaged, this button will blink when selected for that cycle and prevent starting or pausing during that period.

On some models, you may also find an Energy Saver Wash or Heated Dry button. If you can’t figure out what these buttons do, the user’s manual provides more detailed information.

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