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I have a Kitchen Aid Dishwasher that has a light on saying CONTROL LOCK,of which when on you can't do any wash cycles.I tried doing canel out,but no help.What can I do to get off so can use unit?? Is there a reset button underneath that will reset unit.I am very mechanical and can pull unit apart if needed....Thanks Scott
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Hi bluepanther,

I'm Harvey the Master Plumber.

Your problem is: You have a Kitchen Aid Dishwasher that has a light on saying CONTROL LOCK,of which when on you can't do any wash cycles.You tried doing canel out,but no help.What can you do to get off so can use unit?? Is there a reset button underneath that will reset unit.you are very mechanical and can pull unit apart if needed....Thanks Scott

Should not be nessessary. The lock is for keeping playfull little hands from getting into trouble. You must have inadvertently activated it. Try pressing and holding the "heated dry" button. This should deactivate the lock after about six seconds. This same procedure will reactivate it should you feel the need.

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Harvey your Master Plumber

Posted on Sep 27, 2008

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