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Control panel malfunction

I have a kenmore elite dishwasher that is 4 years old I have had nothing but problems with it warranty is no longer in effect I have replace the control; panel mother board 3 times and numerous fuses. what can we do about it

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For dishwasher part by part description for repairing internally with diagrams
 
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