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Need to Replace Escutcheon on Control Panel of Kenmore HE3t

I have Kenmore washer HE3t, model 11042922201. I want to replace the cracked escutcheon (cover) of the control panel. The part number is 8181676. How does the part come off? Do I have to remove the entire control panel? The escutcheon has a slot on the bottom which I thought was access to a release latch, but I can't feel a latch in there. Here is a link to the control panel diagram. The escutcheon is labeled as #2.

http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/retrieveSubComponentPartsAction.action?pop=true&modelNumber=11042922201&productCategoryId=0153200&brandId=0582&modelName=AUTOMATIC%20WASHER%20HORIZONTAL%20AXIS&diagramPageId=00003&componentDescription=CONTROL%20PANEL&documentId=P0309008&backToLink=Return%20to%20Sub%20Components%20list

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I provided a complete list of error codes for this type of washer in the image below. The error codes vary by the exact model of HE3t washer that you have. Since you have an HE3t that is displaying the F70 and F71 codes, the list below should apply to your model. These are not listed in the owner's manual because they are intended for technicians. Use extreme caution if you follow any of the troubleshooting described in this information sheet. Unplug the washer and shut off the water supply before accessing internal components.

The F70 and F71 codes indicate that you have a communication error between the CCU (Central Control Unit or main machine control board) and the user interface touch pad assembly. Here are some troubleshooting tips:

Make sure that you have the washer plugged into a properly grounded 3 prong 120 volt AC electrical outlet.

Unplug the washer for 30 seconds to allow the control boards to power down and reset. Plug the washer back in but do not touch the power button (or any other buttons) for 1 full minute. This may reset the control board. Pressing the power button too quickly after reapplying electrical power to the washer can cause the F70 or F71 code since the CCU does not have time to recognize the user interface control.

If the above tip does not help then the most suspect component failure is the MCU (motor control unit -- motor control board at the bottom of the washer beside the drive motor). You can check for this failure by unplugging the washer and then pulling the MI3 connection on the CCU. The wiring diagram below has the MI3 connection highlighted in red. The connection has blue wires. The third image below shows this connection on the control board. The connections are labeled on the control board. Press the tab at the bottom of this plug down and then pull it out. Power up the machine with this connection unplugged and don't touch any buttons for 1 minute. If you then press the power button to turn on the washer and don't get the F70 or F71 code then the MCU at the bottom of the washer will likely need to be replaced to fix this problem. A technician would normally be needed to verify this failure and replace the MCU. The MCU is expensive ($423).

This troubleshooting information is based on a common HE3t model that displays the F70 and F71 codes. If you need more help, submit additional details and the full model number of your HE3t washer.

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You remove some screws on older models. Newer models simply have spring clips.
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That timer has a knob that screws off and then you remove the dial indication escutcheon and the mounting screws can then be removed to swap out that timer.
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between them 2 then the lidswitch is bad.
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The part number for the CCU under the model number you have listed is 8182687. There is also a refurbished version of the CCU you can purchase for less (part #8182237R).

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Prices vary between sites, so shop and compare. the first three sites listed also have helpful exploded view parts illustrations to assist you with locating and properly identifying the parts you may need. The CCU will be listed as item 15 (15A for a refurbished version) under the "Control Panel Parts" section.

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NOTE: The cheapest site I found the CCU listed (NEW) was pcappliancerepair.com. The cheapest (REFURBISHED) is searspartsdirect.com.

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