How to Reset a Whirlpool Dishwasher

By Nick Evans •  Last Updated: 05/23/22 •  5 min read

We’ve all heard the question: “Have you tried turning it off and back on again?” But when you’re encountering a problem with your appliance, a simple reset often works! If you’re wondering how to reset your Whirlpool dishwasher, you’re in the right place. In this article, we’ll discuss:

How to Reset a Whirlpool Dishwasher

To reset your whirlpool dishwasher, first locate the outlet it is plugged into. Unplug the power cord and leave the appliance disconnected for one minute. Then, plug your dishwasher back into the outlet.

You can also switch off the breaker your dishwasher is connected to for one minute and then turn it back on.

If your dishwasher still isn’t starting, try unplugging the appliance again, this time for 15 minutes.

Does a Whirlpool Dishwasher have a Reset Button?

No, Whirlpool dishwashers do not have a reset button. However, they can be reset using the method above or by following the instructions in the manual.

You can find your model’s manual online as well with a quick Google search.

Once you’ve located the manual online, press the control button and the letter ‘F’ on your keyboard to quickly search the document. Type “reset” and enter, and this should bring you to the reset instructions.

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How do I reset my Dishwasher Control Panel?

As we discussed above, following the instructions in your user manual will be the best way to quickly reset your dishwasher.

Aside from this, there are a couple of methods that might work.

One common way to reset Whirlpool dishwashers is by pressing three different buttons in the same order, three times.

Pressing “heat,” “normal,” “heat”, “normal” is another way to try resetting your dishwasher.

How do you Manually Reset a Dishwasher?

Unplug the dishwasher from its outlet or turn off the breaker it’s connected to. Wait one minute, then plug in the appliance or turn on the breaker.

If this doesn’t work, repeat these steps, instead waiting around 15 minutes in between.

How do I Run a Diagnostic on my Whirlpool Dishwasher?

Find your Whirlpool dishwasher’s user manual by entering the brand and model number into Google followed by the word “manual.”

Then, press the control button and the letter ‘F’ on your keyboard. Search for the word “diagnostic” to quickly jump to the instructions on the page.

This will show you how to run a diagnostic on your dishwasher model step by step.

You can also try the methods we talked about above such as pressing three buttons in the same order, three times in a row. Another method is pressing the heat button then the normal button, twice in a row.

Depending on your model, these might run a diagnostic and allow you to reset the appliance.

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