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How To Reset Fisher and Paykel Dishwasher

How To Reset Fisher And Paykel Dishwasher

Like most household appliances, dishwashers are capable of errors that inhibit their use. However, many of these errors can be solved by simply resetting the machine.

However, knowing how to reset an appliance cannot be very clear. Luckily, Fisher and Paykel are known for their easy-to-repair, user-friendly designs.


You can perform a soft reset on a Fisher and Paykel Dishwasher by:

  • Pressing and holding the key and the lock buttons for five seconds (newer models).
  • Pressing and holding the start button for 10 seconds (older models).

If the problem persists with a soft reset, you can try a hard reset instead.

Ways To Reset a Fisher and Paykel Dishwasher

Fisher and Paykel changed the look of their control panel, meaning that the buttons were different. As such, how you can reset your dishwasher depends on which control panel your unit has.

There are two types:

1. Lock and Key Models

Lock And Key Models

Most of the newer Fisher and Paykel Dishwashers include two front buttons depicting a lock and a key.

These two buttons can be used to reset the appliance.

Here is how to do it:

  • Press both buttons once to stop the beeping.
  • Press and hold both buttons for five seconds to reset the machine.
  • Turn the machine back on by hitting the start button.

2. Power/Start Button Models

Power/Start Button Models

Some models, usually older ones, show a start or power button. This button could look like a play symbol (triangle) or a vertical line.

This is the button used to reset the dishwasher:

  • Begin by pressing the button once to stop the beeping.
  • Next, press and hold the button for ten seconds.
  • Let the dishwasher sit for 2-3 minutes.
  • Finally, press the button again to turn the dishwasher back on.

Performing a Hard Reset

Performing A Hard Reset

You can perform a hard reset if you continue having problems after a soft reset or if the control panel is not working.

  1. Unplug the dishwasher from the wall.
  2. Place a towel on the floor in front of the machine.
  3. Tilt the machine forward 45 degrees.
  4. Use blocks to hold the dishwasher in this position for 2-3 hours.
  5. Remove the towel and blocks so that the dishwasher is once again flat.
  6. Plug the unit into the wall again.
  7. Press the start button or open the door to start the machine.


Resetting should be the first troubleshooting step when an electronic device misbehaves.

If you have an error code on a Fisher and Paykel Dishwasher, you can perform a soft reset by pressing the reset button once to stop the beeping and then again for longer to reset the machine.

If problems continue after a soft reset, you can perform a hard reset by unplugging, draining, and then plugging the machine back in.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Is My Fisher and Paykel Dishwasher Beeping?

This is typically a sign of an error. A letter or combination of letters and numbers should appear on display. You can try to clear the error by resetting the appliance.

For more information about error codes, try this article from the manufacturer for a single-drawer unit and this one for a double-drawer unit.

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