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Control panel cover falling apart

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.

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  • Kitaika Nov 06, 2008

    Thanks for the quick feedback. I think you are right; it would be cheaper for me to fix it. It sounds pretty simple. Does the console assembly come integrated with the switch buttons and do I need to remove all of the screws from the inner door or just the 6 that are clostest to the console? Thanks for your help.

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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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    Ron Coons Nov 06, 2008

    part comes only with active overlay(sticker)... User interface(buttons separate part), all screws need to come of, the lower 6 will remove the outer panel so as not to damage it

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