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We have water in bottom of dishwasher like inch maybe and

Customer Question

We have water in bottom of dishwasher like inch maybe and the lockout light is on. It's a quiet wash plus whirlpool
JA: Can you guesstimate how old your Whirlpool is? And just to clarify, what's the exact model?
Customer: At LEAST 17 years old
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: Hubby or me F I don't have to
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: No
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  AppTech8579 replied 12 months ago.

Please post model number.

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Where would I find that
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
DU 920
Expert:  AppTech8579 replied 12 months ago.

Inside the door should be a label with the model number.

Expert:  AppTech8579 replied 12 months ago.

Does the light flash or stay on?

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Any luck?
Expert:  AppTech8579 replied 12 months ago.

You never answered the question if the light flashes or stays on?

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Oops! Never saw that one. It stays on!
Expert:  AppTech8579 replied 12 months ago.

To unlock the dishwasher controls, press and hold the HEATED DRY pad for 3 seconds.

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Texting is fine
Expert:  AppTech8579 replied 12 months ago.

Let me know if it works.

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
I don't have heated dry pad
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
I did the one it said to use and it worked!
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
I'm going to try and drain
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Nope. Nothing. Locked out sign is off. I can hear a hum but notjing
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Tried all buttons. Nothing
Expert:  AppTech8579 replied 12 months ago.

Okay if the unit hums there is water in the base. You will need to pull the unit out and tilt it back 45 degrees to let the water drain out of the base.

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Expert:  AppTech8579 replied 12 months ago.

To unlock controls:

  • Press and hold Air Dry (about 5 seconds)

until the Controls Locked indicator turns

off.

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
It's built in. Can't get it out of spot. And the him isn't like the dishwasher hum
Expert:  AppTech8579 replied 12 months ago.

Its because the anti-flood device is activated. The water will need to be removed in order to reset the unit and have it working again.

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Scooby water out
Expert:  AppTech8579 replied 12 months ago.

Remove the kickplate under the door and use a shop vac and get the water up.

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
How did you get kick plate off
Expert:  AppTech8579 replied 12 months ago.

There should be 2 screws on top and bottom in the corners.

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Got it off
Expert:  AppTech8579 replied 12 months ago.

Do you see any water?

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
No
Expert:  AppTech8579 replied 12 months ago.

What exactly does the unit do when you try and use it?

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Nothing.
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
I'm going to have to wait for shop vac.
Expert:  AppTech8579 replied 12 months ago.

With no water in the base and the unit will not start then the control board is faulty and will need to be replaced in order to fix it.

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Expert:  AppTech8579 replied 11 months ago.

I see this question is still open, do you need more help?

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