How to Reset Whirlpool Dishwasher Easily [In 1 Minute]

Many people who do not know how to reset a Whirlpool dishwasher may find this article helpful. Resetting a Whirlpool dishwasher is really easy, but it can be hard for someone who has never done it before. Resetting your whirlpool dishwasher will give you a fresh start when you are ready to use the appliance again.

You’re in the kitchen, and you realize that your dishwasher is not working, or it’s broken. You don’t want to call a repairman because they’ll charge you an arm and a leg for something so simple. Reset Whirlpool Dishwasher is actually easy enough that anyone can do it! Read on to find out how.

How to Reset Whirlpool Dishwasher

How to Reset Whirlpool Dishwasher

Before proceeding to reset setup, If you observe that the Whirlpool dishwasher has no power or no lights, then there is a chance that Control Lock is ON. Remember that if the Control lock is set, then you will not be able to use any control or buttons. If there is a red light, then Control Lock is ON. Not every dishwasher is the same, So check the owner’s manual on deactivating the Control Lock.

Unlike other Whirlpool appliances like clothes washers and ovens, the dishwasher doesn’t have a reset button. Instead of a reset button, You get error codes. You need to fix the error codes as per whirlpool’s instruction.

To reset Whirlpool dishwasher, Disconnect the dishwasher and leave it for a minute before reconnecting and starting it again.

To reset the dishwasher control panel:

  1. Disconnect the dishwasher from its power source.
  2. Wait for at least one minute.
  3. Reset the dishwasher by reconnecting it to the power source.

If your dishwasher is wired into the house’s power supply, simply turn it off at its breaker. Reset Whirlpool dishwasher by turning the breaker off for one minute and then back on.

In case you don’t know where the breaker is, it’s inside the circuit box of your house.

I know, It seems like such a simple task to reset your Whirlpool dishwasher. But sometimes we need help from our friends and family. If you’ve done all of the steps in this blog post and are still having trouble getting your machine back up and running again, please let me know below! I am happy to assist with any troubleshooting questions that may arise when trying to get your dishwasher working properly again.

8 thoughts on “How to Reset Whirlpool Dishwasher Easily [In 1 Minute]”

  1. My Whirlpool dishwasher won’t cycle. There is a 1 on the panel and the rest of the buttons don’t work. The cancel won’t work and none of the other buttons work. We tried to reset and that didn’t work. This is brand new.

  2. Wdt750sahzo model. My whirlpool dishwasher just quit working. It will fill and drain with no problems. I went in depth to make sure the drain and hoses were not plugged, cleaned everything out. No issues there, no broken glass etc. It will fill,,,, after about two minutes it will make a buzzing noise, that quits within a few seconds, then it drains. Then it refills again, assuming wash cycle. It will eventually drain. How do I tell if it is a circulation wash motor, or a electrical board? Can I run diagnostics off the control panel.

  3. Are you able to tell me what the multimeter should read for a faulty whirlpool thermostat? Heating element checked in fine. I just don’t know about the thermostat. Tired of my dishwasher not drying my dishes or using hot water to wash.
    Thank you

  4. WDF540PADM Whirlpool – Start Cycle as normal, fills, heats, dispenser for washer tablet opens and drains, the sprayers do not even rotate and they are not blocked – I have tried normal mode, sensor mode, I have turned off the breaker for 5 mins, still not working. This washer is not even 6 months old. The clean light has come on – I have removed the filter and washed thoroughly, ensured there is no food in the filter hole. At a loss. Thanks

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