dishwasher would not run, various lights flashing on control panel

ApplianceWhirlpool Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years


Tom From Lisle, NY

Aug 03, 2011

5 out of 7 people found this instruction helpful

First guess to repair was to replace the control board. This did not fix the problem and I was out $80. I still refused to call in an appliance repair person knowing that would cast 200+. I tried replacing the touchpad control panel and that solved it. The repair is easy. Remove 6 screws that hold the panel in place with an Allen wrench (from inside the washer door. Remove the old panel by pressing on the plastic clips that hold it on the left side and lifting (you may have to press the clip with a screw driver if your fingers can't fit in the space). Be careful not to break the clips. The right side of the panel has tabs that slide into notches in the frame. Once lifted be careful to support the panel while you disconnect the ribbon cable. It slides off but requires some pressure. Take it off slowly and evenly so as to not bend the pins in the connector. Connect the ribbon cable to the new panel, slide the right side tabs into the notches and snap the left side into the clips. Replace the screws. Done!

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Touchpad Control Panel - Black

Part Number: PS990512

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