How to Unlock a Whirlpool Dishwasher

Written by jose leiva
  • Share
  • Tweet
  • Share
  • Pin
  • Email
How to Unlock a Whirlpool Dishwasher
Dishwashers fill up with water when you start them. (Design Pics/Valueline/Getty Images)

If you've used a dishwasher before, you know that as soon as you start a load of dishes, the appliance fills up with water. Since it would be very bad to open the dishwasher when it is full of water, a Whirlpool dishwasher will lock so that it cannot be opened when it has water in it. In order to unlock the Whirlpool dishwasher, you have to first make sure that all the water is out of it. The best way to do this is to shut the machine off.

Skill level:


  1. 1

    Press the "Power" button to shut down the dishwasher.

  2. 2

    Wait a minute to allow the water to drain from the dishwasher.

  3. 3

    Grab the handle at the centre of the appliance and push it up. This will unlock the dishwasher and allow you to open the door.

Don't Miss

  • All types
  • Articles
  • Slideshows
  • Videos
  • Most relevant
  • Most popular
  • Most recent

No articles available

No slideshows available

No videos available

By using the site, you consent to the use of cookies. For more information, please see our Cookie policy.