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Most buttons on the control panel do not work. The only 3 working buttons are high temp wash (htw), sani rinse, and heated dry (hd). We tried resetting the console by hitting the sequence of htw, hd, htw, hd. This caused all the button lights to be lit and then it proceded to start and complete the diagnostic cycle (turning on and off appropriate lights during cycle.) However, the buttons still don't work. Not even the cancel or start buttons. We also had previously checked the thermal fuse and door close sensor were okay.

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Spray some electronic cleaner on the plugs in the rear of the touch padight be so corrosion build up on the board.

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  • Trevor Turner Apr 05, 2015

    If it helps, post it so others may be helped with this type of issue. Most touchpad issues are solvable just by doing this! Good luck.

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    Lynn Wright Apr 06, 2015

    No corrosion seen there.

  • Trevor Turner Apr 06, 2015

    Spray a cleaner on it and the plugs anyway... Sometimes it won't be obvious. You can find this product at a computer shop/ repair shop.

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    Lynn Wright Apr 06, 2015

    Thanks, but we've decided to buy a new dishwasher.

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    Sometimes this is the best decision.

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Shut power off to dishwasher for about 5 minutes and see if control panel will reset. This sometimes helps. If problem is still there you may have a bad control board.

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