The four Torkx screw studs on the black plastic control panel assembly broke off. The dishwasher was useless.

ApplianceKitchenAid Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

Andrew From Peachtree City, GA

Feb 09, 2009

6 out of 6 people found this instruction helpful

I wish I knew a couple of things before doing this repair. 1) As you take off the panel, remove slowly and pay close attention to how the latching mechanism and spring works, 2) The mylar cover over all of the buttons (the panel that say s "Kitchenaid Superba, on, off, etc) does not come with the panel and costs $45 more. I was determined to save it. I used a flat Xactor blade to separate it from the broken control panel. As careful as I tried to be, I cut it a few times. Had I known I was dealing with a contact cement, I would have known to get it started and slowly peel it off. It will readhere to the new control panel without new adhesive. I replaced the vinyl waterproof cover for the circuit board, and installed the latching mechanism and spring. I positioned the new panel and screwed in the four screws. It works fine.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Control Panel

Part Number: PS402373

In Stock