Heater element corroded. dispernser wouldn't latch. Button wore off display panel.

ApplianceKitchenAid Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver

Steven From San Jose, CA

Dec 06, 2009

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The new heater element also comes with a new electronic control unit that the instructions say must be replaced at the same time. Apparently this unit is a huge upgrade since it greatly increases the drying and water temperatures. Very easy installation for both. The dispenser unit was also redesigned and is supposed to be more efficieint. It too was easy to install. The "CNTRL-ELEC" I mistakenly ordered and did not install and returned to Parts Select. I misread the scematic. It seems you have to order the entire control panel which include the CNTRL-ELEC board and the eletronic control for the heating element, all just to replace the labeled display buttons...cost, $306. Instead, I just photocopied a diagram of the display from the owner's manual and taped it to top of the door next to the controls. The machine works better than new.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Electronic Control Board

Part Number: PS393296

Recycling Rebate Available
In Stock

Detergent Dispenser (Now subbed to Detergent and Rinse Aid Dispenser)

Part Number: PS973797

In Stock

Heater Element and Electronic Control

Part Number: PS985207

In Stock