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Kenmore Dishwasher Control Lock


The Control Lock randomly turns on and disables washer from running. Holding down the Air Dry option key for four seconds as instructed has no effect. When this doesn't happen, the dishwasher works fine.

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Hi tdowling,

I'm Harvey the Master Plumber.

Your problem is: The Control Lock randomly turns on and disables washer from running. Holding down the Air Dry option key for four seconds as instructed has no effect. When this doesn't happen, the dishwasher works fine.

When a d/w has this kind of random problem it means either a bad control board or a loose connection on the control board. I don't recomend this kind of repair to the average homeowner. You could try the Repair Directory for a repairman. Also, if the d/w has a few years on it you you might want to consider the costs or repair verses replacement. The randomness of the problem makes it frustrating to run down.

Feel free contact me again!
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Thank you,
Harvey your Master Plumber

Posted on Sep 28, 2008

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Unlock your Kenmore dishwasher control panel by pressing and holding the "Heated Dry" button for four seconds.

Press a series of four buttons in quick succession. Press "Heated Dry," "Normal Wash," "Heated Dry" and "Normal Wash" to instruct your Kenmore dishwasher to run a short diagnostic test.

Then you have to wait 2 minutes while your Kenmore dishwasher runs its diagnostic test.

Then press the "Cancel/Drain" button once your dishwasher has completed its diagnostic test. This should reset your dishwasher control panel and stop any lights from blinking.




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How to Unlock Any Appliance or Turn Off Child Lock


<span style="font-weight: bold;">Bosch Dishwasher:</span><br /> <ol> <li>To deactivate, press and hold the "&lt;" button until the Child Lock LED goes out.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">Bosch Microwave:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Press "Settings" followed by the number "5" to deactivate Child Lock.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">Bosch Washing Machine:</span><br /> <ol> <li>To deactivate Child Lock, press the Start/Pause button and hold down for 5 seconds.</li></ol>or<br /> <ol> <li>Press the Menu button until CHILD LOCK :ON appears in the display.</li> <li>Press the Select button until CHILD LOCK :OFF appears in the display.</li> <li>Press the Start/Pause button and the key symbol should disappear.<br /></li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">Danfoss Thermostat:</span><br /><br /> <ol> <li>Press the control knob or button and hold it in place.</li> <li>Turn the knob counterclockwise until you see the word "Code" appear in the display.</li> <li>Turn the knob clockwise and select the code "0033."</li> <li>Press on the control knob until you see an icon of a clock or a hand appear or disappear indicating that the child lock has been set or unset.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">Delonghi Microwave:</span><br /> <ol> <li>To deactivate Child Lock, press the STOP/CLEAR key until the beep is heard.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">Delonghi Portable Air Conditioner:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Pressing the "+" and "-" buttons on the control panel together for more than two seconds unlocks the keypad.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">Fisher & Paykel Dish Drawer:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Disable the child lock by pressing and holding the key with a key and lock symbol printed on it until the padlock symbol disappears from the screen.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">Frigidaire Dishwasher:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Press and hold the No Head Dry button (or the Rinse Only, Delay Start or Air Dry button depending on model) for 3 seconds.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">Frigidaire Dryer:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Press and hold the "Control Lock" button for five seconds to release the lock.</li></ol>or<br /> <ol> <li>Press and hold the "Options" and "Select" buttons simultaneously and hold for 10 seconds to release the door lock.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">GE Dishwasher:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Press and hold the Heated Dry button for 3 secs.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">GE Electric Stove:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Press and hold "Lock" for three seconds to release the child lock function.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">Kenmore Dishwashers:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Press the "Heated Dry" button, and hold for four seconds until the "Lock On" icon light turns off.</li></ol>or<br /> <ol> <li>Hold the "Sensor Dry" or "Lock" symbol down for three seconds until the lock indicator light goes off.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">Kenmore Dryer:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Press and hold the AUTO DRY LEVEL button for 3 seconds.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">Kenmore Microwave:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Touch and hold Cancel for 5 seconds to deactivate the lock.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">Kenmore Range:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Push and hold the Lock button for 10 seconds.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">Kenmore Washing Machine:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Press and hold "Drain & Spin" for 3 seconds to release the child lock.</li></ol>or<br /> <ol> <li>Press and hold Cancel for 10 seconds.</li></ol>or<br /> <ol> <li>Hold the "End of Cycle" button down for 5 to 6 seconds.</li></ol>or<br /> <ol> <li>Hold the Child Lock button for 5 seconds.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">Kitchenaid Dishwasher:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Press and hold Energy Saver/Dry button for 5 seconds.</li></ol>or<br /> <ol> <li>Press and hold Lock button for 5 seconds.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">Kitchenaid Microwave:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Press and hold the "Cancel" or "Start" button for five seconds.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">Kitchenaid Oven:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Touch and hold START for 5 seconds.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">LG Dishwasher:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Press and hold the Spray and Rinse button simultaneously for 3 seconds.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">LG Dryer:</span><br /> <ol> <li>In models that include a rack dry, usually holding the [rack dry] button for three seconds will disable the function.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">LG Refrigerator:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Press and hold the Lock button for 3 seconds.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">LG TV:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Open the menu, select lock (padlock symbol) then select lock system, then select off.</li> <li>Press exit to exit the menu.<br /></li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">LG Washing Machine:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Press and hold "Dry" & "Spin" buttons together for a few seconds. 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Instructions
    • 1

      Unlock your Kenmore dishwasher control panel by pressing and holding the "Heated Dry" button for four seconds.

    • 2

      Press a series of four buttons in quick succession. Press "Heated Dry," "Normal Wash," "Heated Dry" and "Normal Wash" to instruct your Kenmore dishwasher to run a short diagnostic test.

    • 3

      Wait for two minutes while your Kenmore dishwasher runs its diagnostic test.

    • 4

      Press the "Cancel/Drain" button once your dishwasher has completed its diagnostic test. This should reset your dishwasher control panel and stop the "Clean" light from blinking repeatedly.

      Hope this will be of help to you

      Have an awesome day



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