Dishwashers make life so much more enjoyable. They give us back the time we would normally spend standing at a sink full of dishes, washing each dish by hand. When our dishwasher doesn’t work, though, life quickly becomes more stressful.
One way you can reset a Maytag dishwasher is by disconnecting the dishwasher from its power source. Leave the dishwasher disconnected for at least 60 seconds before restoring this power. This will help to clear any glitches within the control board’s circuitry.
Dishwashers are electrical appliances that will inevitably need to be reset from time to time. Resetting the dishwasher resolves a host of issues that present as something expensive to resolve. This article will walk you through resetting your Maytag dishwasher to save you time and money.
Is There A Reset Button On Maytag Dishwasher
In our modern age of convenience, it is all too easy to want a quick fix for something. We love the idea of pressing a button and everything is better. Resetting our dishwasher is no exception.
As a general rule, Maytag dishwashers do not have a standalone reset button. There is, however, a sequence of buttons you can push that will allow you to reset the dishwasher. These sequences will also enable the dishwasher to run a self-diagnostic test.
We don’t often think of resetting our dishwasher but this is a beneficial step in helping to prolong the life of this essential appliance. Resetting the dishwasher helps to clear any glitch in communication between the control panel and all of the dishwasher’s many working components.
The dishwasher is regularly receiving commands to work. When it stops working or does not work correctly, we immediately worry there is something wrong with the dishwasher. Most of the time, all that is needed is for the dishwasher to be reset.
Regardless of the Maytag model of dishwasher you have, the steps outlined in this article will walk you through resetting your Maytag dishwasher. The steps are easy to follow and only take a few minutes.
How To Do A Factory Reset On Maytag Dishwasher
For some people, the thought of performing a factory reset on any electronic device or appliance is terrifying. We worry we are ruining the appliance, or that we will lose anything that may have potentially been saved.
A factory reset will not ruin your Maytag dishwasher. In fact, it could save you hundreds of dollars. Oftentimes, when a dishwasher does not start, stops mid-cycle, or even drains slowly, it doesn’t need to be replaced, it simply needs to be reset.
The following steps will walk you through performing a factory reset on your Maytag dishwasher.
Step 1: Begin by opening and closing the dishwasher door. This will help to disrupt any commands that may be stuck within the dishwasher’s control board.
Step 2: Press the ‘Rinse’ button five times, in quick succession.
Step 3: Press the ‘Drain/Off’ button two times to deactivate the dishwasher’s Demo Mode setting.
Step 4: The dishwasher has been returned to its original factory default settings and will respond to new commands.
If you continue experiencing problems with your Maytag dishwasher after following the steps outlined above, there could be an issue within the dishwasher’s internal hardware or another component. A qualified Maytag technician will be able to safely and quickly diagnose the issue.
How To Reset Maytag Dishwasher Blinking Lights
Ideally, the only time we want to see blinking lights on the dishwasher display panel is when the dishwasher is notifying us where it is in the cycle. Continuous blinking lights on the display panel is another story.
You can reset the Maytag dishwasher’s blinking lights by first opening and closing the dishwasher door. Press the ‘Rinse’ button five times in quick succession. Next, press the ‘Drain/Off’ button two times. If these steps do not resolve the issue, unplug the dishwasher for 60 seconds.
Sometimes the electronic control panel on the dishwasher malfunctions. Whether it is due to overuse or the wrong sequence of buttons was accidentally pushed, the Demo Mode setting can become activated on the dishwasher.
In demo mode, the dishwasher’s control panel lights will start blinking and you will not be able to run any of the cycles. If the above steps do not resolve the issue, it is a good idea to investigate the issue further.
The blinking lights could be how your dishwasher is notifying you of an issue that needs attention. For instance, if the ‘Clean Light’ blinks 8 times in a row, pauses, and then blinks again 3 more times, this means there is an error with the drain pump.
One way to investigate the issue further is by activating the dishwasher’s diagnostic mode. By pressing two buttons in the correct order, your dishwasher can do a quick self-test to let you know what is wrong.
Step 1: Open the dishwasher door and press the ‘High Temp Wash’ button.
Step 2: Press the ‘Heated Dry’ button.
Step 3: Press the ‘High Temp Wash’ button.
Step 4: Press the ‘Heated Dry’ button. All of the display panel lights will be illuminated. Close the dishwasher door.
Step 5: The dishwasher will start to run on its own for a few minutes. After it runs through a cycle, the diagnostics have been run and the dishwasher should work as normal now.
How To Reset Maytag Dishwasher Control Panel
The control panel on the dishwasher is the brain of the dishwasher. The control panel controls every function of the dishwasher. If the control panel is defective, the entire dishwasher will stop working.
You can reset the Maytag dishwasher control panel by unplugging the dishwasher for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, turn the dishwasher on and press any three buttons consecutively. Repeat the steps one more time.
We take steps to protect and prolong the life of our smartphones and smart devices. We need to do the same with our dishwasher. Dishwashers are designed to last for many years but there is much we can do to extend that life expectancy.
Simple things such as using water softeners if we live in an area with hard water, connecting the dishwasher to a surge protector, or even just regularly cleaning the filters in the dishwasher are all things that will go a long way in saving time and money in the future.
How To Reset Maytag Dishwasher Control Lock
If your Maytag dishwasher control panel lights up when you press a button but the dishwasher does not respond, the buttons have been locked. The Control Lock, or Sleep Mode, feature on a Maytag dishwasher has been activated.
You can reset the Maytag dishwasher Control Lock feature by pressing either the ‘Start/Resume’ button, the ‘Cancel’ button, or pressing the ‘ Lock’ button for 4 seconds. You can also open and close the dishwasher door before the Sleep Mode feature is activated.
The Control Lock is a safety feature on the Maytag dishwasher. Engaging this feature will prevent the dishwasher from being started prematurely and it also keeps the door locked while the dishwasher is running through all of the cycles.
How To Reset Maytag Dishwasher Cycle
We’ve all been there. We are in a hurry to get out the door so we throw the dishes into the dishwasher, start the cycle, and as we turn to leave the kitchen, there is a dirty dish sitting on the counter. Thankfully it is easy to reset the dishwasher cycle so you can get on with your busy day.
You can reset the Maytag dishwasher cycle by unplugging the dishwasher from its power source for at least 60 seconds. Removing power from the dishwasher will clear any glitches in communication within the control panel so that it will respond to new commands.
Hopefully, you are sensing a familiar theme within this article – it is easy to reset your Maytag dishwasher. If your dishwasher is stuck in a cycle, there are two buttons you can press that will reset everything. These steps were outlined earlier in this article.
Open the dishwasher door and begin by pressing the ‘Heated Dry’ button, followed by the ‘Normal’ button. Press these two buttons again and then close the dishwasher door. The dishwasher will start to run through a cycle as it resets.
How To Reset Maytag Dishwasher Error Codes
Just as blinking lights on the control panel mean there is something within the dishwasher that needs our attention, error codes do the same thing. The advantage to error codes, though, is that they tell you where the problem is; there is no troubleshooting.
If your Maytag dishwasher is displaying an error code, the dishwasher has run a self-diagnostic test on itself and is informing you of its findings. Before resetting your dishwasher, it is important to investigate the error codes to make sure they are not faulty codes.
You can reset the Maytag dishwasher’s error codes by either unplugging the dishwasher for at least 60 seconds or by shutting off the circuit supplying power to the dishwasher. This break in electrical power is what will reset the circuitry within the control board, removing the faulty error codes.