changing white control panel to black and door to SS

ApplianceKitchenAid Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Screw drivers

Richard From Northbrook, IL

Oct 13, 2013

No screws came with the order for any parts, so save all old screws. Need a small star-ended screw driver for door and control panel screws. Regarding the control panel, before disconnecting the old panel's ribbon wiring, be sure to look carefully at the way the pins fit into the old ribbon end receptacle, because one pin is not used. You must match the old unused pin location in the new touchpanel ribbon wiring. Regarding the front door changeout, 1) I recommend using a pillow on the floor in front of the dishwasher such that when the old door is fully open and parallel to the floor, the pillow supports the front door panel. Then remove the old front door panel, close the door somewhat, and slip the new door panel in place on the pillow until the screw holes line up. The door panel will now be supported while the screws are replaced without the new door being torqued or bent. 2) some door panels require the placement of a styrofoam block to the inside of the panel via self-stick tape. Your old door panel may not have had this block, but the replacement includes it and calls for it. Measurements are included for the block placement. 3) some replacement door panels will not go to place with a new control panel if the new control panel has little plastic tabs on the underside of the new control panel housing. Check your old control panel, and if no tabs are present on the underside, then you have to remove the tabs from the new control panel. Instructions are included to guide the tab removal. After removal of the 2 tabs, the front door panel will now go to place properly below the control panel.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Control Panel with Touchpad - Black

Part Number: PS1734853

In Stock

Exterior Door Panel - Stainless

Part Number: PS3418739

In Stock

Toe Panel - Black (Now subbed to Kickplate - Black)

Part Number: PS9491979

In Stock