Last Updated on June 22, 2022
Dishwashers made by Kitchenaid are among the best available. They’re well-known for their dependability and longevity. Users may need to reset Kitchenaid dishwasher for so many reasons. Perhaps the dishes aren’t getting cleaned, or perhaps you just want to modify the settings.
Resetting the dishwasher by Kitchenaid is a quick two-minute job that may save you money on repairs and the time of removing the dishwasher.
Resetting the Kitchenaid dishwasher
Control Panel Reset
Follow these steps to reset the control panel:
- If turning the device off and on does not solve the problem, the control panel’s computer may need to be reset.
- Push two buttons at least five times each for a minimum of ten presses.
- While pressing the buttons, the door must be shut.
- Some dishwashers require four presses of these buttons to reset, while most models may be reset with just five presses of each button, flashing between them.
- Press the Energy/Electricity Saver Dry, Heated Dry, or Air-Dry button after pressing the Hi-Temp Scrub, the Hi-Temp, or Hi-Temp Wash buttons, depending on the model.
Factory Reset Kitchenaid Dishwasher
We normally refer to a reset when all else fails. A reset clears the memory of the appliance and restores it to its factory settings.
These are the following steps for factory reset:
- Unplug the dishwasher from the power source.
- Wait one minute before doing anything else.
- Restart the wash cycle by reconnecting the power source.
Press the ‘Energy Saver’ and ‘Scrub of Hi-Temp’ buttons 5 times in quick series to factory reset your Kitchenaid dishwasher. There will be 5 seconds when a control panel lights up and flickers. Allow 10 minutes for the dishwasher to cool before using.
To complete a cycle reset on your KitchenAid Dishwasher, follow these steps:
- For 3-5 seconds, press gently and hold the Cancel Drain Button.
- Allow the Drain process to complete.
- Select your new options and hit the Start button.
A Cycle Reset is a feature that allows users to stop a dishwashing cycle at any point throughout the cycle and restart it. This way of resetting is used when we either choose the wrong cycle or realized we didn’t have a complete load. This is one of the simplest and most popular methods of resetting a KitchenAid Dishwasher.
Broken Kitchenaid Dishwasher Parts
Any of the parts listed below might be the source of the dishwasher’s problem:
Timer: The voltage is delegated to various functions at specified times by the timer, just as it is by the control board. If the timer isn’t working properly, unit might not be able to start.
Main Control Board: The main control board, which is the brain of the dishwasher, transfers voltage to the relevant functions whenever it gets a signal from the controlling panel. The control board will not provide the necessary electricity to start the dishwasher if it is malfunctioning.
Thermal Fuse: The thermal fuse might blow if the fuse is damaged or the dishwasher may be in danger of overheating. Perform a fast multimeter test to see whether there is any continuity. If the multimeter test fails, you’re most likely dealing with a blown fuse that requires replacement.
Method To Reset Kitchenaid Dishwasher Drain Pump
You should check if the flickering lights are indeed a fault code. For example, if the light blinks twice, then pauses before blinking once, the error code is 2-1, which indicates that a button on the control interface is stuck. There is a problem with the pump of the drain if you see eight blinks followed by a pause and then one or two additional blinks.
It’s possible that something is clogging the drain, or that the drain pump itself needs to be changed. Resetting the dishwasher will erase the error code once we’ve encrypted and studied the blinking codes and confirmed there’s nothing wrong with it.
By pressing any of the 3 buttons on the panel consecutively, with two or more seconds elapsed between presses, you can reset the drain pump on the KitchenAid dishwasher. Cut off the dishwasher from the electricity source for almost five to six minutes if the lights keep flashing.
Reasons to Reset
Users may need to reset the KitchenAid dishwasher for different reasons. Perhaps the dishes aren’t getting cleaned, or perhaps you simply want to modify the settings. The most common reasons for resetting the Kitchenaid dishwasher are:
- Clean or wash at high temperatures.
- Dry and heated.
- Button for Power Saver Dry or Air Dry.
Why are my KitchenAid dishwasher beeping and clean light flashing?
It’s typical for the clean light to remain flashing after the cycle has finished. The Clean light indicates that the dishwasher has been used and that the dishes within have been thoroughly cleaned. When the cycle is completed, the light will turn off when you opened the door.
Why do I have to keep resetting my KitchenAid dishwasher?
If the dishwasher does not reset after testing the power to the unit and/or doing the reset procedure, there is a possible problem with the control panel’s computer board or a blown fuse. By removing the door panel, we can gain access to the control panel and fuse.
Does my KitchenAid dishwasher have a fuse?
A thermal fuse is situated inside the dishwasher’s control board compartment on KitchenAid dishwashers. When it detects an abnormally high level of heat in the dishwasher, the thermal fuse is designed to disconnect power to the dishwasher.
Why is my KitchenAid dishwasher not draining?
A faulty drain pump could be the reason for a Kitchenaid dishwasher not draining. The water is forced through the drain pipe by the drain pump. It’s conceivable that the pump has failed if there’s still water in the bottom of the dishwasher. The pump cannot be repaired; if it breaks, it must be replaced.