How to Reset a Smeg Dishwasher

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Try resetting your Smeg dishwasher from your electrical service panel if it does not respond to a simple control panel reset. Locate the circuit breaker switch that supplies the electricity to the dishwasher; quickly toggle the switch between the "Off" and "On" positions.


A dishwasher that experiences another malfunction after being reset may suffer from a faulty internal component. Contact the Smeg After-Sales department to obtain troubleshooting, repair and warranty information.

Founded by Vittorio Bertazzoni in 1948 in Guastalla, Italy, Smeg is an Italian appliance manufacturer that is known for its stylish 1950s-type retro and contemporary appliance designs. Smeg offers a line of residential dishwashers with electronic control panels. If the circuit board in the control panel malfunctions, the dishwasher may stop in the middle of a dishwashing cycle. Reset your Smeg dishwasher to have it working again as soon as possible.


Step 1

Open the dishwasher door and quickly close it. Make sure that the door latches properly; you should hear a soft "click" as the latch engages.

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Step 2

Locate the "On/Off" button on the left side of the dishwasher control panel. Press and release the "On/Off" button to turn the appliance off. Press and release the "On/Off" button a second time to turn the dishwasher back on; the "Power On" indicator light above the "On/Off" button will illuminate when the appliance is on.

Step 3

Select and run a dishwashing cycle to ensure that the dishwasher control board has been reset successfully. Press the appropriate "Program" button to the right of the "On/Off" button; the LED lights above the five programming buttons will indicate which program has been selected. Press and release the "Start/Stop" button to start the selected dishwashing cycle.


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