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Dishwasher won't start

No response when i hit the "normal wash" button (or any button) to start a load.  we hit the circuit breaker switch, but still no response.

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  • leiniell Nov 26, 2008

    how difficult is it to replace that, and how much might it cost?  we had someone come out today to look at it, and he said that our control board is shot.  would be $300 to fix the control board, or we could get a $65 coupon towards the cost of a new dishwasher at sear's.

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What is you model number?
you probably have a blown thermal fuse which is attached to the control board

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