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How to Set and Cancel a Delay Start

How to Set and Cancel a Delay Start on Your KitchenAid Dishwasher

Is the dishwasher set for a delayed start?

If the dishwasher is set for a delayed start and the door is unlatched, the cycle-selected indicator lights will continuously flash, and the delay countdown will stop until you latch the door.

The Delay start option will run the dishwasher later or during off-peak hours. You can add items to the load anytime during the delay countdown. After adding items, firmly close the door until it latches. The delay countdown will not continue if the door is not latched.


To set a delayed start: 

  1. Select the appropriate cycle and options for the load. Close the door.
  2. Press the Delay pad until the desired amount of delay time is indicated.
  3. The delay indicator and the countdown display (on select models) will flash until the Start/Resume pad is pressed.
  4. The flashing will stop as soon as the Start/Resume pad is pressed, and the delay time will begin counting down. The delay indicator will remain lit until the delay time has counted down.
  5. The cycle will automatically start as soon as the delay time expires.

NOTE: If the Start/Resume pad is not pressed within 30 seconds after the cycles and options are set, the dishwasher will turn off.

To cancel a delay: 

When the delay is counting down, press the Delay pad again. The indicator light will go out, and the cycle will immediately start or resume.


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