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P button stuck

I cannot use the dishwasher because the p button is stuck and will not respond when i press it. This means that the dishwasher will not start. HELP

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  • sunsetblvrd Aug 21, 2008

    The programme button seemed to be lose and wasnt doing anything so couldnt start a wash, I have un-screwed the contraol panel and its quite simple but I need to replace the plastic tray that the controls sit into if that makes sense, as the button click against plastic levers which then click the electric controls, but the plastic levers have snapped so the buttons had nothing to push against to start the controls. Can I simply replace the plastic tray that the electric control board sits in?

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The P button is a part of the control board. You should take apart the control board and see whether the P switch was just stuck and you can fix it or you should replace the unit. Good luck!

Posted on Sep 10, 2007

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