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Continuous alarm after a power failure an alarm started going off in the door of the dishwasher. the push button panel is not functioning. I opened the door panel and found an electronic control circuit board. It is this board that is making the noise. I unplugged the black and white pair of wires on the lower right side of the board and the noise stopped. this must supply power to board. Anyone know what this problem is?

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I posted this under "Ben's" problem as well, but I had the exact same problem. I know which black and white wires you're talking about. I don't know what causes this, but getting new parts did fix it. The black box that all those wires go into on the right side is called the control module. I thought about replacing just this, but I saw several blogs of people who did this and the beeping continued. So, I got a new touchpad as well-and voila, the dishwasher is working again.

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Just replaced both, and I'm back in continuous alarm mode....

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