Dishwasher is stuck mid-cycle and won't allow me to select a different programme

Last updated 19/03/2024 09:58


  • The dishwasher is stuck mid-cycle
  • Cannot select another cycle, the dishwasher is stuck on the programme
  • How to cancel the Delay Start option?

Applies to

  • Dishwashers


It would appear a programme has already been started and so another cycle can not be selected.

Press and hold the RESET / CANCEL button(s) (normally highlighted on the fascia) which should abort the cycle and drain the appliance. 

Refer to your dishwasher user manual.

For built-in models*

To cancel a previously selected program/delay start, press and hold the ON/OFF button for approximately 3 seconds.

The appliance will return to program selection mode.

For freestanding models*

Canceling the programme

Press and hold simultaneously Delay Start and Options until the appliance is in programme selection mode.

*This is a general guide to solving this issue and may not be particular to your appliance. 

To find more information specific to your appliance you may want to look at the user manual of your appliance. If you do not have a copy of your user manual, please click HERE to download a copy.

Once this has happened turn the appliance off and back on. You should now have the option to select your desired programme.

If the above steps don't resolve the issue then a service visit by one of our approved service providers is recommended.

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