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Our dishwasher's lock indicator won't turn off, even after holding down the heated dry button for 3 seconds. We also tried disconnecting the power for 5 minutes and it would not reset. What part do I need? The model number is mdbh965aww.

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Try holding the button down for longer say 5 seconds. When you push the button and hold it the little green light should blink. I would disconnect the power for longer..try 20 minutes. If that does not work then remove the inner panel and disconnect the control panel connector from the control box then plug it back in...see if that clears the locked control. If it continues to have a problem then you may need to replace the control panel.

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I have a maytag dishwasher theres a 3 second button to hold in order for it to start but it won't start it's stuck on 3 second lite


hold the heated dry button for till that light goes out. then try to start. it is a child lock that is on

Oct 08, 2011 | Maytag MDB7100AWB Dishwasher

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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. </li></ol>or<br /> <ol> <li>Press and hold "options & select" until the light goes off.</li></ol>or<br /> <ol> <li>Press and hold "end of cycle" for over 5 seconds.</li></ol>or<br /> <ol> <li>Press and hold the PRE-WASH/Child Lock buttons for 3 seconds. </li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">Maytag Dishwasher:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Press the Heated Dry button for three seconds.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">Maytag Microwave:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Press and hold the "Enter/Start" button for 3 seconds</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">Panasonic Microwave:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Press "Stop/Cancel" 3 times to deactivate Child Lock.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">Philips TV:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Using your TV Remote, press the 'MENU' button, select FEATURES and press cursor right.</li> <li>Press cursor up/down to select CHILD LOCK and press cursor right.</li> <li>The screen will prompt you for PASSWORD, key in you password if known. If the password is unknown, then key in the code 0711 twice.</li> <li>Press cursor up/down to select CHILD LOCK, press cursor right to change the status to OFF.<br /></li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">Samsung Dishwasher:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Hold down the Delicate and Rinse buttons simultaneously for three 3 seconds.<br /></li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">Samsung Refrigerator:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Press and hold the Ice Off/Lock button for 3 seconds.</li></ol>or<br /> <ol> <li>Press and hold the Ice Off button for 3 seconds.</li></ol>or<br /> <ol> <li>Press and hold the Lighting button for 3 seconds.</li></ol>or<br /> <ol> <li>Press and hold the Child Lock button for 3 seconds.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">Whirlpool Dishwasher:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Press and hold Heated Dry button for 4 secs.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">Whirlpool Dryer:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Press and hold the END OF CYCLE SIGNAL button for 3 seconds.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;">Whirlpool Washing Machine:</span><br /> <ol> <li>Press and hold the END OF CYCLE SIGNAL button for 3 seconds.</li></ol>

on Jun 17, 2011 | Washing Machines

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The control panel is flashing a L. What does this mean?


Hi.

The model indicated: MDB5651A does not have display and the error codes are shown like flashing lights. If that is your model and problem please just tell me what lights are flashing.

In Maytag with display instead, the L on display means that the machine is control locked. That is not an error message, but a code telling that the machine has been locked by the user (probably by mistake since you are the user).

I quote from Maytag technical documentation:

? If a cycle or option pad is pressed after the controls have been locked, the indicator light next to lock graphic will flash five times. On selected models with a countdown display, the display will flash the symbol "L" simultaneously with lock indicator.

? This option does not lock the door, only the dishwasher controls.

To set :
1. Press the Heated Dry pad for three seconds.
2. An indicator light next to the lock graphic will illuminate when the controls are locked.

To Cancel Control Lock:
1. Press the Heated Dry pad for three seconds.
2. The indicator light will go off as instructed.

Try pressing the the Heated Dry pad for three seconds. If that doesn't work disconnect power. Connect back and try again unlock (power off does not remove the lock). If that still does not work there may be a faulty part. In that case turn appliance off and give me the full model number.

Start holding down the Heated Dry pad for three seconds. In normal conditions that is enough to get rid of the L and of control lock.

If you need parts or schematics see this tip explaining how to find parts and diagrams for most appliances: Where do I find parts and diagrams for my appliance?

Regards.

Ginko

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Dishwasher will not work. heated dry and child lock lights are lit up. tried holding heated dry button for 3 seconds to turn off child lock nothing happens.


Try finding the electrical circuit that powers your dishwasher. Turn off the breaker for a while (15-30 min.) This may reset the computer to factory defaults.

Apr 29, 2011 | Haier ESD310 24 in. Dishwasher

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The lock symbol light is on and the dishwasher won't start


To prevent children from accidently changing the

dishwasher cycle or starting the dishwasher, lock

the dishwasher controls by pressing and releasing

the DELAY START pad (some models) or the AIR

DRY pad (some models) for 3 seconds. An

indicator light on the lock graphic pad will illuminate

when the controls are locked and no new

selections can be made until the lock is released.

To unlock the controls, press the DELAY START

pad or AIR DRY pad until the indicator light goes
out

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Kenmore dishwasher ultra was quiet guard 3 model 56516012403 control panel will not activate red lights blinking on normal wash and cancel drain. did the hold the heat dry button then the normal wash...


that would be model # 66516012403 correct??
you may have inadvertently set the lock on function..
check this out from your manual...

Lock On
Use the Lock On to prevent unintended use of the dishwasher
between cycles. You can also use the lock feature to prevent
unintended cycle or option changes during a cycle.
When LOCK ON is lit, all buttons are disabled.
NOTE: The dishwasher door can be opened while the controls
are locked. However, the lock must be turned off and the Start/
Resume button pressed to resume the cycle.
To turn on the Lock
Press and hold HEATED DRY for 4 seconds. LOCK ON glows.
If you press any pad while your dishwasher is locked, the light
flashes 3 times.
NOTE: If the Heated Dry option is selected, the light will
temporarily turn off until Lock On glows.
To turn off the Lock
Press and hold HEATED DRY for 4 seconds. The light turns off.

hope this helps,
best of luck,
ttfn

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Whirlpool Quiet Partner II dishwasher


I held down the heated dry button & it worked!

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I had the same problem. The lock button light was on, nothing happened when pressing start, cancel, etc. I also tried holding the heated dry button (lock) for 3 seconds and no luck UNTIL holding down for three seconds while also pressing the cancel button. I was then able to start cycle as normal.

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To prevent a child from accidently starting the dishwasher there is a child lockout feature. Press and hold the Rinse and Hold pad (certain models) or the No Heat dry pad (certain models) for # seconds to Lock or UnLock the controls

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