Whirlpool Quiet Partner III Reset: All You Need To Know

Whirlpool dishwashers are famous for their efficient cleaning capacity and durability. It is unusual for the appliance to develop any fault, but it happens sometimes.

When the dishwasher develops a fault, its operation ceases and requires troubleshooting. When this happens, you need to reset the appliance.

Resetting the dishwasher is straightforward. But, it will be best to keep reading this article to know how to reset a Whirlpool quiet partner III.

You can manually reset a Whirlpool quiet partner III by unplugging it from its power source for one minute and then replugging it back. You can also reset the dishwasher by resetting its control panel or following the user manual steps. Lastly, you can reset it by activating a diagnostics mode, then canceling the mode.

In this article, I will explain how to reset a Whirlpool quiet partner III dishwasher, how each reset works, and how to troubleshoot the appliance.

By the end, you’ll also understand how to identify error codes on the dishwasher.

How Do I Reset My Whirlpool Quiet Partner III?

Whirlpool Quiet Partner III Reset

The first step to resetting your Whirlpool quiet partner III is to consult your user manual. Each dishwasher model has its reset instruction in the manual.

However, if you can’t find the manual, you can try hard resetting or manually resetting the dishwasher. The hard reset generally works for every dishwasher model.

It doesn’t require any tool or skill; you only need to unplug and replug the appliance. Then, it will reboot normally.

Additionally, you can reset the control board to get the dishwasher to function. This reset is helpful when the control board is faulty, and the dishwasher is not working correctly.

You can reset the control board, especially after a power outage or surge. It will solve any problem with the dishwasher.

Here is how to reset the dishwasher’s control board:

  • Press the off button to turn off the appliance.
  • Disconnect the power cable or turn off the circuit breaker.
  • Leave the dishwasher for 12 to 15 minutes.
  • Then, replug it or turn on the circuit breaker.
  • Press the power button to turn on the dishwasher.
  • Next, press the “Pots and Pans” button on the control panel.
  • Choose the “Heat” cycle and leave it for a few minutes.
  • Set the heat cycle again, then check if the dishwasher’s control board is now working.        

How Do I Clear an Error Code on My Whirlpool Quiet Partner III?    

Clearing an error code on your Whirlpool quiet partner III requires you to identify the error code. You need to check the user’s manual to interpret the code.

Then, you can follow the instructions in the manual to clear the code. However, you need to reset the dishwasher if you cannot find the error code.

Unfortunately, whirlpool dishwashers do not have reset buttons. So, you would have to reset the appliance to clear the error code manually.

Once reset, the dishwasher will turn on and reboot with a new startup phase. It will begin to function efficiently.

In addition, you can clear the error code by putting the dishwasher in diagnostic mode. Then, you can reset the code after running the diagnosis.

To activate diagnostic mode on your Whirlpool quiet partner III dishwasher:

  • Open the dishwasher door to about two to three inches wide. 
  • Then, press the “Sani Rinse” and “Heated Dry” buttons twice on the control panel.
  • The dishwasher will enter a diagnostic mode after that.
  • Shut the door and activate the door latch.
  • Hold on for ten seconds, then press the “Cancel” button.
  • The dishwasher will reset once you press the button.

How Do I Manually Reset MyWhirlpool Quiet Partner III?    

Manually resetting your Whirlpool quiet partner III depends on its connection to the power source. Although, it is most likely your dishwasher is hardwired to the source.

You can follow the steps below to manually reset your Whirlpool quiet partner III, irrespective of its wire connections.

  • Disconnect the appliance from its power source by unplugging it.
  • If the connection is hardwired, switch off the circuit breaker or the main fuse box.
  • Leave the dishwasher for about one to five minutes.
  • Then, replug it or turn on the circuit breaker.
  • Please turn on the dishwasher and operate it normally.

How Do I Troubleshoot My Whirlpool Quiet Partner III?

The troubleshooting methods for your Whirlpool quiet partner III depend on the issue with the appliance. You can troubleshoot most issues by resetting the dishwasher.

But some issues will require you to fix them manually. Hence, it is essential to identify any issue you intend to troubleshoot. Then, you can now rectify it accordingly. 

Below are some common issues with your dishwasher and their troubleshooting tips.

#1. The Dishwasher Won’t Turn on

The Whirlpool quiet partner III won’t turn on due to power issues or an incorrect connection. You need to check the wire connection when this happens.

You should also make sure the power source is active and switched on. If all these are in place and the dishwasher still won’t turn on, you should consider other reasons.

Another reason your Whirlpool quiet partner III dishwasher won’t start because you need to secure the door properly. You need to close the door and engage the latch for it to start.

However, a malfunctioning latch can still prevent the dishwasher from starting even when the door is secured. You will need to replace the door latch in such a scenario.

In addition, your dishwasher won’t start when the door is secured and latched due to a water supply issue. The water pressure level inside it needs to be sufficient.

 It would help to ensure the water inlet valve is on and the supply line has no connection issue.

After troubleshooting these issues, the dishwasher should turn on. However, the appliance will notify you through error codes if there are other issues.

#2. Error Codes

The Whirlpool quiet partner III error codes usually indicate a fault with the dishwasher. The error codes are indicated by a light flashing on the control panel.

The light flashes a few times, then pauses at intervals. The number of flashes between the intervals will help you identify the error code.

Therefore, you need to count the number of flashes to identify the error. You can use a pen and paper to write down your observations, so it is clear to you.

The error code displays on the screen in some Whirlpool dishwasher models. This method is standard for models with display screens.

The error codes usually mean the same for every Whirlpool dishwasher model. So, you can use the same troubleshooting tips.

Once you identify the error code and understand it, you can consult your user’s manual to troubleshoot it.

Most faults will require you to adjust or replace some dishwasher components. You can contact a technician to diagnose the issue if you unsuccessfully fixed it manually with the instructions. 

However, you can reset the dishwasher to clear the code if you successfully troubleshoot the error.

Here is a table to help you identify the meaning of the error codes.

One flash or F1Temperature sensor
Two flashes or F2Water leakage
Three flashes or F3Heating system fault
Four flashes or F4Drainage system issue
Five flashes or F5Faulty wash motor rotor
Six flashes or F6Water is not filling
Seven flashes or F7Faulty flow meter
Eight flashes or F8High water level
Nine flashes or F9Continuous water flowing in
Ten flashes or F0Failed Sensor
Eleven flashes or FADirty water detected
Twelve flashes or FBFaulty diverter valve
Thirteen flashes or FCFaulty hard water detector


#1. How Do I Find the Error Code on My Whirlpool Dishwasher?

You can identify the error code by running a diagnostic test on the dishwasher. The error code will appear after the test.

#2. How Do I Run a Diagnostic Test on My Whirlpool Dishwasher?

Follow the steps below:

  • Turn on the dishwasher.
  • Push the rinse cycle button.
  • Then, turn off the dishwasher.
  • Press and hold the start button.
  • Release the start button immediately after the lights start flashing.

Final Thoughts

In conclusion, you can reset the Whirlpool quiet partner III by:

  • Hard resetting or manually reset it.
  • Resetting the control panel.
  • Activating diagnostic mode and resetting it.

These will help you to fix any issue with the dishwasher. In case of an error code, you need to fix the error. Then, reset the appliance to clear the code.

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