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[2 Minutes Guide] – Kitchenaid Dishwasher Reset

If you have a KitchenAid dishwasher and suddenly your dishwasher stops working. This could be a bit frustrating especially when you don’t know what to do. Probably you have tried rebooting it with no changes and you feel carrying out a Kitchenaid dishwasher reset. If that’s the case, you are in the right place.

Resetting your Kitchenaid dishwasher takes less than 3 minutes and it resolves issues such as cycle not advancing, LED light keeps blinking or Extreme power interruptions.

If you are struggling to reset your Kitchenaid dishwasher follow the steps below as I will be outlining all the possible sequences and ways you can carry out a Kitchenaid dishwasher reset

How to Perform a Kitchenaid Dishwasher Reset

In some scenarios, you might be faced with a power outage issue, which in turn could affect your Kitchenaid dishwasher. However, this can be fixed by a simple Reboot. If you’ve tried rebooting it or you didn’t follow the appropriate process and it didn’t work, Don’t fret.

I will be showing you the correct way to reboot your Kitchenaid dishwasher

How to Reboot Kitchenaid Dishwasher

how to reset Kitchenaid dishwasher

Rebooting is very similar to a power cycle, the only difference might be in the time gap before powering it on again.

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That said here is how to reboot the Kitchenaid dishwasher

  • Tripp off the circuit breaker.
  • Unplug the dishwasher from the power source
  • Wait for at least 10 minutes and then plug the dishwasher back into the power source.
  • Power ON the circuit breaker and plug the adapter back into the power source
  • After doing all these, your Kitchenaid will reboot and begin normal operation

If you didn’t follow these steps, you had better try it again to see if it solves the problem your dishwasher is facing. If not you should carry out a Kitchenaid dishwasher reset.

Kitchenaid Dishwasher Cycle Reset

The cycle reset sequence is basically for cycle-related issues. If you are faced with a scenario where your cycle is not advancing, then you should carry out a cycle reset.

To do that follow the steps below

  • Press and hold the Cancel or Cancel Drain Button for 3-5 seconds.
  • It will cancel and reset Kitchenaid dishwasher.

KitchenAid Dishwasher Reset Control Panel

In a scenario where you’ve just experienced a power outage and you’ve tried rebooting it but there are no positive changes. Then you should reset the control panel.

Resetting it isn’t hard as you only need to press two buttons on the front of the dishwasher at least five times each making the total press ten. While doing this, the Kitchenaid dishwasher door has to be closed.

Since the above instructions specified that you press it two times, it might be 4 for some manuals since the user guide for each product is different. But then, the reset procedure highlighted is very common to most models

That said, here are the button sequence you should push

  • Hi-Temp
  • Hi-Temp Scrub or Hi-Temp Wash button
  • Heated Dry
  • Energy Saver Dry or Air Dry button

NOTE: these may be different based on the model so it is important to go through your user manual when entering the sequence

Kitchenaid Dishwasher Touchpad not working

Kitchenaid Dishwasher touchpad not working

If your Kitchenaid touchpad isn’t working, a simple Kitchenaid Dishwasher reset  can reboot and clear out the error you are facing.

Here is how to reboot it;

If your Kitchenaid dishwasher is hardwired, all you have to do is 

  • Trip off the circuit breaker
  • Wait for a minute
  • Trip it back on and see if the touchpad is working.

By default, it usually works since rebooting it erases the memory afresh

Kitchenaid Dishwasher won’t start but has power

Kitchenaid Dishwasher not starting

In a scenario whereby your dishwasher has power but it isn’t starting, then you need to inspect each of these components listed below

  • Check if the Control lock is on
  • Check if the Dishwasher is in sleep mode
  • Check if the delayed wash option is selected
  • Check if the door is not completely closed or latched
  • Check if the water supply is not turned on

If everything is inspected and they are in their appropriate setting, then you should simply reset the dishwasher by unplugging your dishwasher from the power source for one minute and then plug the unit back in.

For the hard-wired dishwasher, you can simply trip the breaker off at the electrical panel and wait for a minute before turning it back ON.

Kitchenaid kdtm404kps reset

If you are using a Kitchenaid Kdtm40kps model here is how you should reset your dishwasher

  • On the dishwasher, press both “Energy Saver Dry” and “Hi-temp Scrub” buttons 5 times making the total presses 10.
  • Once you do that, lights will appear on the control panel repeatedly flashing for 5 seconds
  • Once the flashing stops, let the unit sit for 10 minutes to give the dishwasher time to reset.
  • After the whole process, initiate a new cycle to see, if it’s working.
  • If there are no changes, carry out a manual reset

Kitchenaid Superba dishwasher reset

If you own a KitchenAid Superba dishwasher series, here is how you can perform a reset if you are faced with issues like a power outage or cycle, not advancing

  • On the dishwasher, press both “Energy Saver Dry” and “Hi-temp Scrub” buttons 5 times making the total presses 10.
  • Once you do that, lights will appear on the control panel repeatedly flashing for 5 seconds
  • Once the flashing stops, let the unit sit for 10 minutes to give the dishwasher time to reset.
  • After the whole process, initiate a new cycle to see if it’s working.
  • If there are no changes, carry outa manual reset

 

How do you reset the control panel on a KitchenAid dishwasher?

If you are faced with a scenario whereby you are struggling to turn it ON, performing a reset on the control panel is your best bet.

To perform a reset there are two buttons you have to press together five times while shutting the door completely before you see the LED blink above the button.

For some dishwashers, you need to press those two buttons 3 times while some require you to press them 5 times.

To perform these sequences, here are the button you have to push depending on the model you have

  • Hi-Temp
  • Hi-Temp Scrub or Hi-Temp Wash button
  • Heated Dry
  • Energy Saver Dry or Air Dry button

Once you’ve pressed the buttons the LEDs above the button will begin to blink.

Is there a reset switch on a KitchenAid dishwasher?

Kitchenaid dishwashers don’t come with a reset button, But you can carry out a Manual reset, cycle rest or a control panel reset based on the instructions on this page.

How do you manually reset a dishwasher?

Resetting your dishwasher manually works best when you’ve just experienced a power outage.

To reset it manually, here are the steps you should follow

  • Tripp off the circuit breaker.
  • Unplug the dishwasher from the power source
  • Wait for at least 10 minutes.
  • After waiting, plug the dishwasher back into the power source.
  • Power ON the circuit breaker and plug the adapter back into the power source
  • After doing all these, your Kitchenaid will reboot and begin normal operation

How do I reboot my KitchenAid dishwasher?

To reboot your Kitchenaid dishwasher, all you have to do is

  • unplug your dishwasher from the power source
  • Wait for a few minutes
  • Now, plug it back

Conclusion

Performing a Kitchenaid dishwasher reset is pretty easy. You can do it in minutes with little to no stress. However, if after carrying out the reset there are no positive changes, then you might have to try other Kitchenaid troubleshooting tips or contact the Kitchenaid support team since reset works predominantly when you are faced with a cycle or power-related issues.

That said, if your washing machine is leaking from the button here is a guide to help with that.

 

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