Question about Dishwashers
My dishwasher control panel is locked out. Holding the lock button for 4 seconds does not clear the lock. I have turned off the power multiple times (once for 24 hours). The tech sheet is not in the dishwasher.
The current symptoms are:
The Lock On light is flashing about 1/second. Pressing Cancel/Drain causes that light to flash too. Opening and closing the door clears the Cancel/Drain light. Sometimes the pushing the Cancel/Drain button will start the pump. While the pump is running, the Lock On light flashes 3 times (quickly), pauses, flashes 3 times, etc.
Once I was able to get the cycle to start. The dishwasher started filling, then the lock light started to flash canceling the fill. The lock light went off and the dishwasher resumed filling. This happened several times so I cancelled the cycle. This was also interrupted several times.
Is the flashing light a trouble code?
Is there a sequence of key presses to reset the dishwasher?
How do I determine what component has failed?
Holding the button for four seconds will not do it, you have to hold it until the light stops blinking and
will go back to normal, normall takes more than four seconds to unlock the unit, this is something
the sears repair techs know becouse the are trained on all this things but, they will not share this things, becouse thats how they make money
Posted on Apr 18, 2009
I had the same problem.. I just held down the AIR DRY button and tried to push down the whirlpool logo (not sure if its a button but there's no LOCK button) Anywho that seemed to do the trick. The light stopped flashing and then I just hit normal wash. Now its working again! Thanks for all the tips!!
Posted on Aug 18, 2009
Open your dishwasher and read the instructions on the top of the door:
PRESS AND HOLD THE AIR DRY BUTTON FOR $ SECONDS TO TOGGLE CONTROL LOCK ON/OFF.....
Posted on Jun 17, 2009
Just held the control lock button for 10+ seconds. There was funky standing water in the bottom, so it's draining right now. fingers crossed!!!
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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