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Electronic Control Board – Part Number: WP8270168
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Electronic Control Board

Product Description

Electronic Control Board Specifications

This would be the main "brains" of the appliance which is activated by selecting a certain function with the touchpad.

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Troubleshooting

This part fixes the following symptoms:

Will Not Start

This part works with the following products:

Dishwasher.

This part works with the following brands:

KitchenAid, Whirlpool.

Part # WP8270168 replaces these:

8270168, 8270168R.
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Peter from Colleyville, TX
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers
Parts Used:
W10775980, WP8270168
Control panel buttons were worn out, circuit board shorted out
Turned off the power at the breaker; took the screws out of the door panel; the control panel was already loose; I took the lock mechanism off the panel, and then removed the electric bundle panel from the control panel; the only thing left was the cicuit board, which I removed, and the wires to it were in a clip all together; I clipped the wires to the new cicuit board, replaced it in the panel slot, then clipped in the wire bundle; the lock mechanism fit right where it was supposed to, then I replaced all the screws in the door panel , starting at the top where the control panel was; I turned the power back on, then turned on the dishwasher- it worked just like new. This was a fairly easy fix for about $150; that would have been the service charge and time alone for a repairman, not including the marked up price of the parts. PartSelect was a lifesaver.
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Lynn from Leo, IN
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers, Socket set
Parts Used:
W10775980, WP8270168
Control selection Pad not functioning
1st important: Make sure to turn off electricity from the dishwasher I did this from my circuit breaker to insure safety. Removed the front panel of the dishwasher, disconnected the control panel & the Electronic Control Board. Removed the 2 items. The parts arrived very promptly as promised, connectected the wires & installed. As long as someone is mechanically inclined & savy with electronics shouldn't run into any problems. Dishwasher now working as good as new. Saved significantly, previously priced out repairman & parts would have been more then double the costs incurred & saved $1000.00 if I would have purchased a new dishwasher of equal value.
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Norman from Weatherford, TX
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Parts Used:
WP8524447, WP8270168
Dishwasher would not start when Normal was selected. Would run fine if other option selected.
I began by opening the door to the dishwasher. The front panel on this unit is a custom wood panel held on by six screws. I removed the screws and the front panel. Then I unscrewed the two remaining screws holding the control panel onto the door. I also removed the two screws holding the door latch in position. With all screws removed the control panel simply slid off the top of the door. Inside the control panel, I used a small screw drive to pry the retainer clips back from the edge of the electronic control board. The control panel then snaps out. I disconnected the ribbon cable from both boards and reinstalled the new ribbon cable. I then reattached the ribbon cable to the new electronic control board and snapped the new control board into place. I reinstalled the control panel and tested the "Normal" position to insure the dishwasher would respond appropriately. After checking for proper operation, I reinstalled all screws,including the door latch and the front cover. Operation complete.
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Steven from San Jose, CA
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
1- 2 hours
Tools:
Nutdriver
Parts Used:
8194200, WP8558129, WP8270168
Heater Element Corroded. Dispernser Wouldn't Latch. Button Wore Off Display Panel.
Partselect. Com got my order here within 48 hours. . . They're awesome!! 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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Karl from Kerrville, TX
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers
Parts Used:
WP8270168
replaced the control Board and Panel
Start Button on top was worn away and the contact below was no longer starting the dishwasher. Removed the Torx screws holding the latch then the remaining holding the outer door, be careful it can be a touch heavy and bulky. disconnected the wiring harness from the door to the (computer) you might want to mark the positions of the 4 blade type wires as the connections are the same size.. take a picture before you start removal, or use a bit of tape. Once wires are removed, use a jewelers or very small blade screwdriver to separate the wiring from the control panel from the computer, it is easier if you do this while it is still in the plastic housing as it can be a bit tight to remove then simply push back the retainers, not much force is needed, if you look closely you can see where the (teeth) hold the computer and old control board down. Once you have separated the control board and the computer from the housing, install the control board, with the switches aligned under the contact buttons, and clip it into place, then the computer and the wiring to the control board.. then connect back to dishwasher, and reinstall the door, You may want to have someone assist in holding the door in place and lightly install the center screws, then the bottoms before the upper ones, after all are aligned and started then go back and tighten all screws, remember, you don't need to over tighten them. once replaced, test and and start. It is easy I was quoted over $400 for this job.. I bought the parts for $200 and saved $200. Good Luck.
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Harry from Mount Vernon, OH
Difficulty Level:
A Bit Difficult
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers
Parts Used:
WP8270168
It took multiple pushes to start the dishwasher
I removed the screws that hold the front on the dishwasher, then unplugged all the wires, removed the damaged control , replaced it with the new control and put the dishwasher front back on. Took about 30 minutes. Everything started up on the first push of the button.
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Stephen from CORDOVA, TN
Difficulty Level:
A Bit Difficult
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers
Parts Used:
WP8270168
The start switch only worked intermittently and required multiple pushes to start the dishwasher..
The replacement circuit board with switches did not have instructions in the box. Fortunately I reviewed instructions from other owners on the website on how they installed the board. The job is much easier if done with two people. 10 screws hold the front panel of the dishwasher and removing them gave me access to the circuit board. Removing the circuit board was a little difficult since it is held in place with a clip on the edge where the pins are connected and the other edge has small holes for each of the switches. I pried the board from the switch edge first. The board came free and the replacement board went in with no problem. The hardest part of this repair was dealing with the heavy front panel. Having a second helper is a must.
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Colby from Peyton, CO
Difficulty Level:
A Bit Difficult
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Parts Used:
8194001, WP8270168
Door Fell Open and Dishwasher wouldnt start with 2 blinking control lights
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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John from BENICIA, CA
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers
Parts Used:
WP8270168, W10775980
Would not start, lights on panel and switches not functioning.
The unit was not turning on and I was not getting normal switch indicator lights. After consulting the on-line PartsSelect trouble shooting/repair text, I replace these two components:
WP8270168 Control Board (switch panel) -core returned) PS11745530
WP8270168 Control Board (circuit box) -core returned PS11746562
Now I get the full panel of lights for cycles and control.
The “clean” indicator remained lighted (flashing) at the end of the first wash cycle and I cannot clear it by using the book procedure (“cancel” button). Nor does it extinguish after unplugging the dishwasher and, after a wait, plugging it in. It appears that the sensor for the “clean” step is not clearing. I cannot get it to do any wash cycle.
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I talked to the customer service person at PartsSelect at 8888951555 and, incredibly, she keyed in to my statement that I could not get the circuit to reset when unpowered and read from a script the way to get the circuits to reset (sent the text to me since it was complex). That was the solution except that I still have to figure out how to get the "clean" light to deenergize but I am able to do wash cycles now.
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Katia from Johns Creek, GA
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers
Parts Used:
WP8270168
Control lock stuck - Probably the energy saver button got stuck
Ordered the part, opened the front door and unscrew all buttons (may need a 2nd person to hold the door panel so it doesn't fall down). Removed damage board, replaced with new board. Reassembled parts to fit together and screw door/panel back together. Works great now!
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Model Cross Reference

This part works with the following models:

PartSelect Number: PS11745530
Manufacturer Part Number: WP8270168
Brand
Model Number
Description
KitchenAid
KUDS01FKPA0
Dishwasher
KitchenAid
KUDS01FKPA1
Dishwasher
KitchenAid
KUDS01FKSS0
Dishwasher
KitchenAid
KUDS01FKSS1
Dishwasher
KitchenAid
KUDS01FLBL0
Dishwasher
KitchenAid
KUDS01FLBL1
Dishwasher
KitchenAid
KUDS01FLBL2
Dishwasher
KitchenAid
KUDS01FLBL3
Dishwasher
KitchenAid
KUDS01FLBL5
Dishwasher
KitchenAid
KUDS01FLBL6
Dishwasher
KitchenAid
KUDS01FLBL7
Dishwasher
Whirlpool
KUDS01FLBS0
Dishwasher
KitchenAid
KUDS01FLBT0
Dishwasher
KitchenAid
KUDS01FLBT1
Dishwasher
KitchenAid
KUDS01FLBT2
Dishwasher
KitchenAid
KUDS01FLBT3
Dishwasher
KitchenAid
KUDS01FLBT5
Dishwasher
KitchenAid
KUDS01FLBT6
Dishwasher
KitchenAid
KUDS01FLBT7
Dishwasher
KitchenAid
KUDS01FLSS0
Dishwasher
KitchenAid
KUDS01FLSS1
Dishwasher
KitchenAid
KUDS01FLSS2
Dishwasher
KitchenAid
KUDS01FLSS3
Dishwasher
KitchenAid
KUDS01FLSS5
Dishwasher
KitchenAid
KUDS01FLSS6
Dishwasher
KitchenAid
KUDS01FLSS7
Dishwasher
KitchenAid
KUDS01FLWH0
Dishwasher
KitchenAid
KUDS01FLWH1
Dishwasher
KitchenAid
KUDS01FLWH2
Dishwasher
KitchenAid
KUDS01FLWH3
Dishwasher