KitchenAid Dishwasher Not Turning On? Try These 4 FIXES!

So, your KitchenAid dishwasher is not turning on? This can be very frustrating, especially on a brand-new dishwasher.

Luckily, it’s only a temporary issue in most cases, and I have found several proven methods to fix it.

I am confident that if you follow each of these solutions, one of them will work for you.

KitchenAid dishwasher Not Turning on

If your KitchenAid dishwasher is not turning on, you first need to check the power socket. Make sure it is getting power and the breaker is not tripped. If the breaker is tripped, don’t turn it on before finding the root cause that caused the breaker tripping. Also, check the junction box and ensure that the power cables are not loose or burnt.

Of course, there are times when the above solution does not fix the issue.

If that’s the case, try the other troubleshooting methods mentioned below:

Check the Water Supply

Sometimes, your KitchenAid dishwasher won’t turn on when there is no water inside it.

Check the water connection and ensure water flows from the sink outlet to your dishwasher.

Also, check that the water valve is opened to ensure the proper flow of water to the dishwasher, and that its drain function is properly working.

Check Child Lock

Most modern KitchenAid dishwashers come with a child lock that prevents children from turning on or starting/stopping the dishwasher.

When the child lock is enabled, your KitchenAid dishwasher won’t start. So make sure the child lock is turned off to start your dishwasher.

Properly Close the Dishwasher Door

Your KitchenAid dishwasher door will not close properly unless it is lined up correctly. If the door is not securely closed, the dishwasher will not start.

Check for any dishes or racks blocking the door and fix them.

Once the door is properly closed and latched, try turning it On again.

Reset your Dishwasher

If none of the above works, restoring factory settings on your KitchenAid dishwasher is time.

Fortunately, resetting your KitchenAid dishwasher is very easy.

Here’s how to do that:

  1. Disconnect your dishwasher from the power source.
  2. Wait for 3 minutes, and then plug it back in.
  3. Turn it On.


If your KitchenAid dishwasher is not starting, don’t panic, and try the following troubleshooting methods to fix it:

  • Check the water supply
  • Check child lock
  • Properly close the dishwasher door
  • Reset your dishwasher

If you still have issues with your KitchenAid dishwasher, contact KitchenAid support or call them at +1-800-422-1230. They are available Monday to Friday from 8 am to 6 pm (EST).

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