Control panel separated from door, and vent flap not functing

ApplianceGeneral Electric Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

Thomas From Leesburg, VA

Sep 24, 2013

The three top mounting points broke from the control panel that fasten it to the door assembly. Vent assembly mounting point also snapped. All occurred when movers tried moving the dishwasher by the control panel handle. Removed the nine screws from the control panel (six door frame and three already broken top mounting points). Position the door lock swing arm to the middle of its left/right travel, and remove the rear panel to expose the inner door. Disconnect electricity. Even though the washer is off, 110 is present at the door. Using the new control panel as a guide locate all the mounting points (screws) for the control board, sequencer, and vent control. Be careful to note the how the lever control is mounted that is located under the sequencer. Pull black and white connectors from the control board and any other connectors that interfere with the removal of the control panel. Remove control panel and reverse the order for assembly. NOTE the insert escutcheon #902 (name plate) couldn't be found anywhere, can be removed from the old control panel and reused. Very carefully working from the bottom of the name plate use your fingernail (not a sharp object) and start to work the plate loose from the control panel. Work to the end without the brand name until you loosen that end. Slowly pull up at a 45 deg angle and it will slowly come loose. Be patient. They use a sticky rubberized glue. Good luck!

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