How to Replace a Dishwasher User Interface Control

 

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This repair guide gives step-by-step instructions for replacing a dishwasher user interface control. The user interface control houses the selection buttons and display information such as the remaining cycle time. A defective user interface control won't light up or won't respond when you press its buttons. It’s difficult to pinpoint the user interface control 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. If the user interface control is faulty, replace it with a manufacturer-approved replacement part.

Repair difficulty:
     
Time required:

Less than 30 min.

Parts Required

  • User interface control

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Tools Required

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

Before you begin

Wear work gloves to protect your hands.

Instructions

 Warning: Undertaking repairs or maintenance to appliances or power equipment can be hazardous. Should you choose to undertake repairs or maintenance, you are assuming the risk of injury to your person or property. In an effort to reduce the risk, use the proper tools and safety equipment noted in the applicable 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 or maintenance, however, should only be performed by a qualified technician.

How to Replace a Dishwasher User Interface Control

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 the control panel doesn’t light up when you hit 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 rest the outer 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 user interface control

Release the door handle locking tabs and pull off the door handle.

 

Remove the user interface control screws.

 

Release the side locking tabs and pull out the user interface control

Step 4: Install the new user interface control

Push the new user interface control into the control panel to engage the side locking tabs.

 

Reinstall the user interface control screws.

 

Reinstall the door handle, engaging the locking tabs.

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.