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Tuesday, September 02, 2003

KitchenAid Dishwasher Model KUDG25SHBL1 Child Lock

I went out on a service call for this dishwasher yesterday. The complaint was that the door latch was broken and the child lock light was lit. I temporarily rigged the latch to work until the replacement part came in but that left me with the problem of the child lock still engaged. The mini-manual for this dishwasher is located behind the kick plate. The mini-manual revealed that the child lock (called a control lock in the manual) can be disengaged by pressing and holding the air dry button for four seconds. So now the customer can run the dishwasher with the rigged door latch until I can properly repair it later this week.

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Thank you Samurai Appliance Repair Man,
My kids visit on the weekend and the last time after they left I could not get my dishwasher started, the child lock light was on and could not figure out how to turn it off. I was about to call kitchenaid then I saw this post. The only difference was that on the kitchenaid model I have there is no air dry button so I tried cancel, no luck, then I tried the energy saver button for four seconds and we are up and running again.
Dr. Dontliketowash

By Blogger Brendan, at June 11, 2007 10:39 PM  

Same story: Kitchenaid dishwasher, child lock became enabled somehow. Pressing the energy saver button for a few seconds was the perfect remedy. Cheers.

By Blogger Perry, at October 09, 2007 12:15 PM  

I am just an everyday silly dad who could not figure out how to get the dumb dishwasher to run. It took me all of about 30 seconds to find this post and figure out how to unlock the child lock on my Kitchenaid Dishwasher. THANK YOU, THANK YOU< THANK YOU

By Blogger Craig, at October 11, 2007 8:02 PM  

Thank You!

By Blogger Michael, at March 29, 2008 5:37 PM  

You're the best! Thank you for sharing this little secret.

By Blogger Laurie, at August 19, 2008 7:41 PM  

One very tired, frustrated mom

By Blogger Patrice, at December 17, 2008 7:42 PM  

Thank you wise and wonderful Samurai. You have saved me from a night of enslavement at the sink. I would have pressed the cancel button until my fingers fell off. Now, if we could just get the engineers to listen to us and make the functions more logical.

Thank you,
Carol of the chapped hands.

By Blogger Carol, at April 10, 2009 8:49 PM  

Your tip is still continuing to work wonders two years later. So THAT's what the little lock symbol means! Dishwasher got into some strange states after being flooded from countertop above... when it "dried out", it was left with this one light that we couldn't get around... until now. Thank you kindly for posting - it saved a lot of manual washing until the repairman could have come.

By Blogger zedteam, at August 30, 2009 4:18 PM  

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