Question about Dishwashers
The touch panel plastic cover over each switch located on the door edge are starting to fall apart and exposing the switches on my Kitchen Aid dishwasher (KUDS01FLSS5). The dishwasher is still functional, but I am concerned that one day some water will get into it and short it out. The dishwasher is about 4 years old and the control panel is still under warranty, but covers parts only not labor. Kitchen Aid wants me to have a Kitchen Aid certified repairman to come out and diagnose and repair the panel and they will pay for the part. However I don't want to pay $150 service charge when I can probably do it myself. Is it easy to change the control panel? Does anyone have instructions on how to do this? I am pretty handy at fixing stuff. Thanks.
I looke dup your model and you seem to have the hidden control panel model. the manufacture is funny htat way they will only cover part if you have installedby auth servicer, i looked up the part for you part number 8531269 retails for about $70. its the enitre console assy including overlay. so although they cover it youd be better off buying it direct and installing your self for sure. simple enough repair, the screws (torx15) from the inner door panel come off and release the panel, everthing on the inside simply unsnaps and gets transferred to the new part. just remember to disconnect power first all live wires!
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1) Turn off power to the unit
2) Open the lower oven door
3) Remove the side trim screws and pull the trims down and out.
4) Remove 2 screws on the sides of the control panel.
5) Open the Microwave door. Remove the 3 screws on the Air Vent Plastic Cover on top of the microwave. You can then remove the Air Vent Cover by pushing the control panel up and pull out slightly at the bottom.
6) Remove the 4 screws on the Air Vent Plastic Cover on top of the lower oven and remove the Air Vent Cover. (You may have to remove the left under side bracket of the Microwave door temporarily just for the Air Vent Cover to clear the screw of the bracket. Re-secure the side bracket of the Microwave door panel as the front panel may fall)
7) Remove the 2 screws which held the Microwave unit in place behind the Air Vent Cover on step 6.
8) Wiggle the Microwave unit out about half way to expose the light bulb unit on top center
9) Wiring to the Control Panel will prevent you from pulling the Microwave unit out any further. And you don't want to do that as the unit may fall. Space is cramped, but working carefully with your fingers or pliers you should be able to release the springs which held down the light bulb unit and change the bulb.
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