Control lock function is often used to save a whirlpool dishwasher from an unwanted accident. Because parents neither can supervise their child all time nor they can sit in front of a dishwasher while it’s running. When control lock is turned on, dishwasher’s touchpad won’t respond. So, a child can’t change the function when a dishwasher operates. This is why its other name is Child Lock. Child lock activating or deactivating is a silly matter for a common user. But it becomes a problem when a newbie wants to operate this machine. So, here I am going to talk about how to unlock a Whirlpool dishwasher control lock/child lock.

How to unlock a Whirlpool dishwasher control lock/child lock
Image: Dishwasher Source: Wendelin Jacober

Actually, this is not as hard as you are thinking. Just follow the guideline below and become an unlocking master.

Lock/Unlock with Dedicated Key

  • Does your Whirlpool dishwasher come with a dedicated Control Lock? If yes, just press this button from the control panel. At this time, Control Lock light will flash 3 times which indicates it is activated.
  • If your dishwasher is in sleep mode, you need to disable it before unlocking by pressing Start/Resume or Cancel button. You can also disable the sleep mode by opening and closing the door. Then press the Control Lock button and your dishwasher will be unlocked.

Unlock Your Whirlpool Dishwasher with Function Keys

  • Press and hold END OF CYCLE SIGNAL.
  • Release the button when you notice the Control Lock Status Light turns off.

The control lock feature is very useful. It can prevent your dishwasher from the unintended touch from your clever kids. You can use this feature when your dishwasher runs or when it is not being used. But remember that it’s not the alternative of adult supervision. So, you should always keep your child far from the dishwasher.

Do you have further questions? Just let me know. I will try to provide the best answer here.

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