How to Reset a Frigidaire Dishwasher

How to Reset a Frigidaire Dishwasher

Have you ever had your dishwasher flake on you just when you are about to load a ton of dishes? This can be a major inconvenience, especially if you just hosted a dinner party. And you have a lot of dishes that need cleaning. If your dishwasher is acting up, one of the easiest ways to sort the issue out is by resetting it.

Long Pressing the Power Button

So how do you go about resetting your Frigidaire dishwasher? The most natural solution involves long-pressing the cancel button for at least 3 seconds.

This will shut off the dishwasher and reset the settings in the process.

Wait for at least five minutes and restart the dishwasher. You can then load your dishes and input new settings.

Shutting it Off at the Circuit Breaker

The other option would be to switch off the machine at the circuit breaker box. This gives the machine time to recalibrate. Please wait for a few minutes before turning it on. Preferably five minutes.

Instances When Resetting is Mandatory

There are several reasons why your dishwasher may not be working. The main culprits are; system failure, power failure, and wiring problems.

Different error codes indicate various issues in the issue categories listed above. A Frigidaire dishwasher error code i30, for instance, indicates a drainage issue. Check if the drain hose is working properly and empty it or align it for proper water drainage.

Other system failure codes include i10, i20, i40, and iF0, which indicate drainage or leakage issues. i50, i60, and iC0 indicate wash motor, water heating, or electronic control issues, respectively.

PF error code stands for power failure while with DP or FL refers to drain pump and water valve issues. For wiring issues, it is best to consult a professional before trying to fix them lest you end up damaging your dishwasher.

The codes to look out for include; UF, ER, CL, and CE. Which stand for; Vent Open, Stuck Key, Close Door, and Configuration Error, respectively.

If your Frigidaire dishwasher has flashing lights, then go ahead and do a basic reset following the steps listed above. If the methods above do not work, you may have to call in a professional to find out what the issue is. It is cheaper to hire a service professional than to buy a new dishwasher.