What does red light on Maytag dishwasher mean?

Answered by Robert Dupre

The red light on a Maytag dishwasher typically indicates that the control lock is activated. This means that the control panel is locked and cannot be used until the lock is turned off. The purpose of the control lock is to prevent accidental changes or operation of the dishwasher.

To turn off the control lock on a Maytag dishwasher, you will need to locate the button(s) designated for this function. The specific button(s) may vary depending on the model of your dishwasher. Look for buttons with labels such as “Control Lock” or symbols that indicate a lock.

Once you have identified the correct button(s), press and hold it for approximately 3 seconds. This action should deactivate the control lock and allow you to use the control panel again.

It’s worth noting that different Maytag dishwasher models may have slightly different instructions for turning off the control lock. Therefore, it’s always a good idea to consult the user manual for your specific dishwasher model for accurate instructions.

In some cases, a red light might also indicate an error or issue with the dishwasher. If you have followed the steps to turn off the control lock and the red light persists, it may be a sign that there is a problem with the dishwasher that requires further investigation or professional assistance. In such situations, it is recommended to refer to the user manual or contact Maytag customer support for troubleshooting guidance.

Personal Experience:
I recently encountered the red light on my Maytag dishwasher, and it took me a moment to figure out what it meant. At first, I was unsure why the control panel wasn’t responding to my inputs. After a quick search online, I learned that the red light indicated the control lock was activated.

Following the advice I found, I located the control lock button on my dishwasher, which was labeled with a small lock symbol. I pressed and held the button for a few seconds, and to my relief, the red light turned off, and the control panel became responsive again.

While my personal experience may not be identical to yours, I hope it gives you a sense of how to handle the situation if you encounter the red light on your Maytag dishwasher. Remember to consult your dishwasher’s user manual or contact Maytag support for specific instructions related to your model.