Is your dishwasher not working? We’ve got you covered as this article will guide you through the steps you can take to assess and troubleshoot potential reasons as to why this might be happening. Additionally, it offers information on how to proceed if a problem with your dishwasher persists.
Here are some common reasons as to why your dishwasher may not be starting or functioning properly:
Let’s review each of these in more detail.
The purpose of the Control Lock is to lock the controls to help avoid unintended use. It can be used whether the dishwasher is on or off. Households with children who like to touch buttons may find this to be a useful function.
PRO TIP: Press the actual button to activate Control Lock, not where it says, "Hold 3 sec".
The control lock safeguards dishwashers against unintended or incidental use. If activated, the control lock light will be on for only a short amount of time. During this time, all the buttons will be disabled. If you press a button while the controls are locked, the light will flash three times. To turn off the Control Lock, press and hold the Lock Button for four seconds. This should turn off the lock light.
Learn more about using Control Lock here.
PRO TIP:The door can still be opened or closed while the controls are locked.
You can disable Sleep Mode, available on certain models, by pressing either START/RESUME or CANCEL. You may have to open and close the door to turn off the Control Lock before disabling Sleep Mode.
The purpose of the delay wash option is to allow you to run your dishwasher at a later time. This means your dishwasher can turn on while you’re sleeping or during off-peak electrical hours. If selected, the dishwasher will start operating once the delay time is reached.
To turn delay wash on or off:
Always make sure that the dishwasher door is completely closed and latched. If not, check to see if a lower dish rack was installed backward as this is fairly common.
Sometimes a dishwasher won’t start because the water supply is off. Make sure the water supply for the dishwasher is on.
Review the installation instructions for your specific model for guidance on how to inspect this.
To download or view product literature for your appliance, please visit our Owner Resources page.
Sometimes, all you have to do is reset your dishwasher to get it started.
To reset your dishwasher control, you need to disconnect it from the power source for one minute. First, locate the power source your dishwasher uses.
No one wants issues with their dishwasher to linger. Try using the insight and tips provided in this guide or contact us for additional help.