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Whirlpool Dishwasher - lock

I have a whirlpool dishwasher and it will not start. I noticed the lock light indicator is lite. How do I unlock and and start it.

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  • Anonymous Dec 25, 2007

    solution-press and hold "heated dry" option for 5 sec.

  • heungyee Jan 07, 2009

    any one know the fix this

    my whirlpool 940 series quite working and on the status lite lockout status light on I try to press the air light for 5 second and still not working.



    please help...

  • maggie Nov 22, 2011

    how did you fix it?

  • Heather Hamilton Nov 18, 2012

    Thank you so much - it worked!

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This solution is AWESOME...dead on and my unit is back up and running...Thank-You SAS

Posted on Sep 27, 2008

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This is awesome. That worked for me also.
Thanks a bunch.

Posted on Oct 17, 2008

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Thank You !!!!! Now I can spend the Stimulas check on the Car !

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Thanks!! Thought I was gonna spend hours trying to figure this out. Instead, took 5 seconds ;)

Posted on Aug 21, 2010

  • hardin72 Aug 21, 2010

    Awesome! Thanks for such a simple solution to what I thought was going to take hours to figure out. :)

  • Erica Jackson Nov 16, 2012

    My dishwasher door won't close. Seems to be locked and the unlock steps in the manual are not working. Any thoughts?

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Posted on Aug 25, 2008

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We have a two week old Gold series that has washed about 4 loads. Our lock light would flash with a button pushed. Alternating Sani-Rinse and Heat Dry several times then holding the lock button for maybe 5 seconds, the light went out and we could run it. Hope this time was a fluke.

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Had to throw in my two cents on this. That was an AWESOME solution! Thank you!

Posted on Oct 20, 2013

Yup worked like a charm, its up and running again, no handwashing whopeee thanks

Posted on Nov 08, 2008

Thank you!!

Posted on Oct 25, 2008

  • cantaradios Oct 23, 2010

    The suggested fix did not work for me. The Controls locked indicator is still lit and blocks my ability to use the dishwasher :(

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Had the same problem. Press the sani-rinse and heated dry button back and forth and it should reset.

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