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Resetting the Dishwasher's Controls (Cycle Power)

How to Reset the Controls on a Whirlpool Dishwasher

Much like a computer, resetting your Whirlpool dishwasher's control panel can sometimes solve the issues you are experiencing.

To reset the dishwasher control panel:

  1. Disconnect from the power source for one minute. 
  2. After one minute, reconnect the dishwasher to its power source.

If your dishwasher is plugged into an outlet, unplug the unit for one minute and then plug the unit back in. If the dishwasher is hard wired to the power supply, turn the breaker off at the home electrical panel that powers the dishwasher for one minute and then turn the breaker back on. 

NOTE: If your dishwasher appears to have no power, lights, etc., please verify that the Control Lock has not been activated. If the Control Lock is set, your control will not operate, and a red "Padlock" may be illuminated. Check the Owner's Manual for your model dishwasher to learn how to deactivate the Control Lock. 

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CLICK HERE for more information about the Control Lock on most dishwashers.

If you would like to download or view product literature for your appliance, please visit our Manuals and Literature page.

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