How to Replace a Dehumidifier User Interface Control Board

 

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This DIY repair guide explains how to replace the user interface control board on a dehumidifier. The user interface control board lets you program the dehumidifier. If the user interface won't respond when you push the buttons, replace it with the manufacturer-approved replacement part.

Repair difficulty:
     
Time required:

Less than 30 min.

Parts Required

  • User interface control board

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

Tools Required

  • Phillips screwdriver
  • Work gloves

Before you begin

Wear work gloves to protect your hands.

Instructions

 Warning: Undertaking repairs to appliances can be hazardous. Use the proper tools and safety equipment noted 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.

Step 1: Disconnect power

Unplug the power cord from the wall outlet.

Step 2: Remove the collection bucket

Pull the water collection bucket out of the front of the dehumidifier case.

Step 3: Remove the air filter

Pull the air filter out of the bottom of the front grill.

 Tip: Clean the air filter if it is dirty.

Step 4: Remove the front grill

Remove the 2 screws at the bottom of the front grill that secure it to the frame.

Lift the front grill off of the front of the grill. The user interface control board wires are still attached.

Step 5: Remove the user interface control board

Remove the mounting screws that attach the user interface control board to the control panel.

Lift the user interface control board out of the front grill.

Unplug the user interface wire harness connection and discard the user interface control board.

Step 6: Install the new user interface control board

Plug the wire harness into the new user interface control board.

Position the user interface control board in the control panel and secure it with the mounting screws.

Step 7: Reinstall the front grill

Position the front grill on the dehumidifier and secure it with the mounting screws.

Step 8: Replace the filter and collection bucket

Push the filter back into the front grill.

Reinstall the collection bucket in the front of the dehumidifier.

Step 9: Restore power

Plug the dehumidifier back into the wall outlet.