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Step-by-Step Guide: How to Reset Your Smeg Dishwasher in Easy Steps

Durban Smeg dishwasher reset instructions

Sometimes, even the best appliances throw a tantrum. If your Smeg dishwasher is malfunctioning, displaying cryptic error codes, or simply acting stubbornly, a reset might be just what the appliance doctor ordered.This blog post breaks down the why, how, and what-to-do-if of resetting your Smeg dishwasher. Get ready to restore order to your kitchen!

Understanding Why You Need to Reset Your Smeg Dishwasher

Think of resetting your dishwasher as a quick reboot for its internal computer. Here’s why it works wonders:

  • Common Reasons for Resetting

    • Unexplained error codes
    • Lights flashing randomly
    • Dishwasher not starting or stopping properly
    • Program cycles acting up
    • Just general odd behavior

A little prep goes a long way. Follow these steps before you begin.

  • Safety Precautions

    • Always turn off the power to your dishwasher at the breaker box for ultimate safety.
    • If you can’t access the breaker, unplug the dishwasher from the power outlet.
  • Make sure the dishwasher is empty of dishes.
  • Check that there’s no standing water inside the appliance.
  • Step 1: Turn Off the Dishwasher

    • Use the power button on the control panel to turn the dishwasher off.
  • Step 2: Unplug the Dishwasher

    • Unplug the appliance from the wall outlet. If you turned off the breaker, skip this step.
  • Step 3: Wait for a Few Minutes

    • Give the dishwasher’s electronic systems time to fully discharge – wait at least 1-2 minutes, but longer is even better!
  • Step 4: Plug the Dishwasher Back In

    • Reconnect the dishwasher to the power outlet. If you used the breaker, flip it back on.
  • Step 5: Turn On the Dishwasher

    • Power the dishwasher 

Did the reset do the trick? Here’s how to find out:

  • Checking for Error Codes

    • See if your dishwasher display still flashes any error codes. Your user manual can help you decipher specific codes.
  • Running a Test Cycle

    • Run a short wash cycle without any dishes to see if the dishwasher behaves normally.

What to Do If the Reset Doesn’t Work

  • Repeat the reset steps, but wait longer before plugging the dishwasher back in (try 10-15 minutes).
  • Check your dishwasher’s user manual for troubleshooting steps specific to your model.

Keep those resets in the past! Prevent future issues with these easy tips:

  • Regular Cleaning and Maintenance

    • Clean the dishwasher filter regularly.
    • Wipe down the interior and door seals.
    • Run a cleaning cycle with a dishwasher cleaner periodically.
  • Using the Dishwasher Correctly

    • Load dishes properly, ensuring they don’t block the spray arms.
    • Use the correct amount of detergent.
    • Avoid overloading the dishwasher.

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