How To Replace a Dishwasher Electronic Control Board

 

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This repair guide gives step-by-step instructions for replacing a dishwasher electronic control board. The electronic control board runs all the dishwasher's functions—filling, washing, drying and draining—which can make it difficult to pinpoint the control board as the source of a problem. Refer to the tech sheet for diagnostic tests (it's usually behind the service panel below the door) or have a service technician test the control board. If the electronic control board is faulty, replace it with a manufacturer-approved replacement part.

Repair difficulty:
     
Time required:

Less than 30 min.

Parts Required

  • Electronic control board

For manuals, repair guides, and specific part recommendations, enter your model number.

Tools Required

  • Torx screwdriver
  • Slot screwdriver
  • Nut driver set
  • Work gloves

Before you begin

Wear safety gloves to protect your hands.

Instructions

 Warning: Undertaking repairs to appliances can be hazardous. Be sure to use the proper tools and safety equipment notes in the guide and follow all instructions. Do not proceed until you are confident that you understand all of the steps and are capable of completing the repair. Some repairs should only be performed by a qualified technician.

How to Replace a Dishwasher Electronic Control Board

Step 1: Shut off electrical power

Unplug the dishwasher or shut off the house circuit breaker for the dishwasher.

To verify that power is disconnected, make sure that the control panel doesn’t light up when your press a control button or the power button.  

Step 2: Remove the outer door panel and control panel

With the dishwasher door open, remove the Torx screws from the inner door panel. Support the outer door panel with one hand as you remove the final 2 screws so the outer door panel doesn't fall.

Separate the outer door panel and control panel slightly from the inner door panel, and let the outer panel rest on the floor while you disconnect the user interface control wire harness from the control panel.

Pull off the outer door panel and control panel.

Step 3: Remove the electronic control board

Lift the locking tab, slide the control board slightly left and then release it from the inner door panel.

Release the cover locking tabs and remove the electronic control board cover.

Release the wire harness connector brace and connector box cover.

Disconnect the electronic control board wires.

Step 4: Install the new electronic control board

Remove the cover from the new electronic control board.

Connect the electronic control board wires to the new control board.

Install the wire harness connector brace and connector box cover.

Reinstall the electronic control board cover.

Push the new electronic control board into the mounting slots and slide it to the right to engage the locking tab.

Step 5: Reinstall the outer door panel and control panel

Position the outer door panel and control panel close enough to the inner door so you can reconnect the user interface control wire harness.

Reconnect the user interface control wire harness and attach the outer door panel and control panel to the inner door panel.

Reinstall the mounting screws.

 Tip: Use the longer screws to secure the control panel.

Step 6: Restore electrical power

Reset the house circuit breaker or plug in the dishwasher to restore electrical power.