How to Reset a KitchenAid KUD101FLSS6 Dishwasher Control Lock

Irene A. Blake

The KitchenAid KUDI01FLSS6 Dishwasher is an undercounter dishwasher that features a touch-sensitive control panel with button-like pads for selecting cycle types and additional options.

As the control panel is extremely sensitive to touch, it is also designed with a locking system that stops accidental changes to the cycles or options when the dishwasher is in use and prevents unauthorized users such as young children from using it. Resetting the control panel isn’t difficult. The locking system turns on with a quick press of one of the pads and turns off/resets in the same way.


If the panel remains locked after you’ve made a second attempt to reset it, contact KitchenAid (see Resources) for assistance as your dishwasher is malfunctioning.

  1. Place your finger on the “Energy Saver Dry” touch-sensitive pad on your KitchenAid KUDI01FLSS6 Dishwasher’s control panel.

  2. Hold your finger in place for at least four seconds until the Control Lock light turns off.

  3. Remove your finger and then press one of the other pads on the control panel to confirm that you reset the panel. If the Control Lock light blinks three times when you touch another pad on the panel, the panel hasn’t unlocked. Try unlocking it again using “Energy Saver Dry.”