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Control lock is on

Our dishwasher is on control lock and we cannot figure out how to take it off. The light is on and it says press and hold but I don't see any button that says control lock?

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Press and hold the dry button.

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I can't start my dishwasher. What lights up is control lock. I've never had this problem before.


To turn off control lock - Press and hold control lock for 3 seconds. The control lock light should turn off.

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Control lock light is on and dishwasher doesn't start


There is a Control Lock which locks all the control buttons, so the dishwasher cannot be started. It is enabled by pressing and holding the lock button for about 3 seconds. To disable, press and hold the lock button until the light goes out. A single beep will be heard when the feature is turned on.

There is also a Keylock feature which locks the drawer shut and disables all the controls so the dishwasher cannot be opened or started. It is enabled by pressing and holding the lock button for about 5 seconds. To disable, press and hold the lock button until the lock light goes out. Two beeps will be heard when the feature is turned on.

Both these functions are safety features that enable the consumer to lock the dishwasher controls to prevent children from inadvertently starting the appliance.

These instructions are on page 12 of your owner's manual. If you no longer have a manual, you can obtain a FREE copy at managemylife.com. Just go to the site and type in your number under the "Manuals" link. These manuals are available in .pdf (Adobe) format that you can download or print for FREE.
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On kitchen aid dishwasher, control lock is blinking and preventing the use of any other execute buttons. Can't start a wash .


Which model KitchenAid dishwasher do you have? On some models, the Control Lock can be toggled on/off by holding the Energy Saver Dry touch pad for at least 4 seconds or until the Control Lock light turns on or off.

On another model, the touch pad to press and hold is the 4 Hour Delay button. (On that model, you press and hold for 3+ seconds.) There is often a very tiny label below or on the touchpad indicating which key controls the Control Lock.

If you haven't held the button for long enough, pressing the other touch pads will lead to the Control Lock light blinking 3 times if the Control Lock is active.

If the press and hold method still doesn't work after several attempts, then you may have a problem with the control panel. The dishwasher may need repair.

I hope this helps. Please add a comment with the model number so that I can check if a different touch pad key is the correct one for the Control Lock.

Cindy Wells
(the Control Lock feature keeps the dishwasher settings from being changed accidently or the unit started when it isn't needed. This can stop a child from resetting the dishwasher or the unit being started while you clean it.)

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Child lock is on and I cant get it off


To turn on Lock, press and hold CONTROL LOCK button for 3 seconds.
The Control Lock light will stay on for a short time, indicating that it is activated, and all buttons are disabled.
If you press any button while your dishwasher is locked, the light flashes 3 times and an audible tone will sound.
The dishwasher door can still be opened/closed while the controls are locked.

To turn off Lock, press and hold for 3 seconds. The light turns off.

If this was at all helpful please click on the 4 Thumbs Up helpfulness rating icon you see on this page.

Thank you very much and good luck.

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The control lock light goes on as soon as I press the cycle to start the dishwasher. The dishwasher does not start, presumably because the control lock stays on. I do not know how to disable the control...


Hello & Welcome to FixYa

To unlock the controls press and hold the HEATED DRY button for 20seconds. If the problme returns then only option is touch pad replacement. Please get back to me if you have any other questions.

Kevin

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Unlock the controls to start dishwasher


If the model number you listed this question under is correct, this model dishwasher has two locking features (both controlled by the same button).

There is a Control Lock which locks all the control buttons, so the dishwasher cannot be started. It is enabled by pressing and holding the lock button for about 3 seconds. To disable, press and hold the lock button until the light goes out. A single beep will be heard when the feature is turned on.

There is also a Keylock feature which locks the drawer shut and disables all the controls so the dishwasher cannot be opened or started. It is enabled by pressing and holding the lock button for about 5 seconds. To disable, press and hold the lock button until the lock light goes out. Two beeps will be heard when the feature is turned on.

Both these functions are safety features that enable the consumer to lock the dishwasher controls to prevent children from inadvertently starting the appliance.

These instructions are on page 12 of your owner's manual. If you no longer have a manual, you can obtain a FREE copy at managemylife.com. Just go to the site and type in your number under the "Manuals" link. These manuals are available in .pdf (Adobe) format that you can download or print for FREE.

If you have any questions, please post back and let me know. I hope this helps you.

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We have a dishwasher that flashes clean light on front panel and will not allow a new cleaning cycle. Mod GU3200XTPS3 TYPE 577-0


Make sure the control panel is not locked. If you press any pad while your dishwasher is locked, the light flashes 3 times and the selection is ignored. If the lock symbol is lit, press and hold HEATED DRY for 4 seconds. The light turns off.

If the control panel is not locked and the problem still occurs press the Cancel/Drain button to drain all water and clear all indicators. (It might take 2 minutes to complete this action.)

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Dishwasher locked key has been activated.


To turn on Lock:
Press and hold Heat Dry for at least 4 seconds. The Locked light
glows. If you press any pad while your dishwasher is locked, the
light flashes 3 times.
To turn off Lock:
Press and hold Heat Dry for at least 4 seconds. The Control Lock
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Control Lock light on, won't go off.


i need your correct model number to help refer to you owners manuel how to come off control lock press and hold turns it on not off

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