Door Fell Open and Dishwasher wouldnt start with 2 blinking control lights

ApplianceKitchenAid Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

Colby From Peyton, CO

Feb 23, 2010

2 out of 3 people found this instruction helpful

Unplug Dishwasher
Open Dishwasher door
remove all internal racks
cover drain area with towels
Slide dishwasher out from under counter.

1.) fixing door falling open.
Assess the good side rope path and replicate in mirror image on the broken side.
Replace the other side while in there.
This was an easy fix

2.) fixing dishwasher not starting
a.) remove screws which attach front panel. Support panel while doing this as it will fall off. punch screws into scrap carboard panel in the order / position they come out so you can easily get them back where they belong.

b.) remove upper screws which hold on black plastic control panel.

c.) remove panel, take pictures / make notes of wire positions and colors, this can be tough to get correct if you do not do this. Once all wire positions are documented, disconnect wiring harness. THIS IS THE MOST CRITICAL PART.

d.) pry out old button panel, be careful to not break the mounting tabs.

e.) connect new button panel to wiring, snap into place.

f.) reconnect all wires based on pictures notes.

g.) reattach all screws in the order they came out.

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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

Door Balance Link Kit

Part Number: PS972325

In Stock