How to Reset a Maytag Dishwasher

If you are washing dishes in a Maytag dishwasher and find that you have forgotten to include a few dishes, you can open the dishwasher, insert the dishes, and the load will restart from where it left off.

It is easy to reset a Maytag dishwasher cycle.

However, if you need to reset the dishwasher so that the new dishes in the load receive the same treatment as the dishes that are already inside, you need to do a little extra work.

Step 1

Press the "Cancel Drain" button on the display. Allow about 2 minutes for the dishwasher to completely drain.

Step 2

Choose a cycle under "Cycles" on the panel.

Step 3

Select an option or options under "Options" on the panel.

Step 4

Push the "Start Resume" button.

Chad Buleen

Chad Buleen is a Society of Professional Journalists-award-winning newspaper journalist and magazine editor with more than 10 years experience. He is a senior magazine editor at an international children's publication. Buleen holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications with an emphasis in print journalism from Brigham Young University-Idaho.