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Dishwasher control panel problem?

When I press the start button, the timer starts counting down and lights indicate that the dishwasher is sensing, washing, rinsing, etc. but the dishwasher is doing nothing. If I keep trying to start it eventually I hear a high pitched sound from the control panel and it will start and wash correctly. Tried unplugging but that does not seem to make a difference. Tried pressing the door when I shut it but also doesn't make a difference. Do I have a short in the control panel?.

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The problem is the control panel. You may have to shut the power off for a few seconds to reset the control board, then check to see if it works. If not, the control board has a break in the wiring or the keypad is no good.

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Touchpad and Control Panel If the touchpad is defective, the control board might not get the signal for the selections made. If the dishwasher won't start and the display doesn't seem to change properly when the buttons are pressed, the touchpad might need to be replaced. On some models the touchpad and control panel are sold together and will need to be replaced at the same time.

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