How do I know whether it is this Control PANEL or the Control/Circuit BOARD that needs replacing?
Here's my situation: We recently experienced an electrical surge or some type of brief electrical problem. It caused my computer to shut down; I don't recall what else. I only noticed later that the Control Panel on the dishwasher was completely dead. I checked the circuit breaker; it had not tripped.
I am assuming that the power surge fried one or the other of the electrical components. How do I determine which one?
Obviously, I would like to order the right part -- panel or board -- but not both if I don't need to replace both.
Also: My model number is MDB6701AWB. All of your posted models have one or two numbers following the "B." The model number on the sticker on my dishwasher definitely ends at the B with no extra digits. How do I reconcile this difference and order the correct part?
ANSWER Ken, Your first check needs to be at the junction box on the frame of the dishwasher, behind the kickplate and lower access panel. Check and make sure there are no loose connections or damaged wires in the box. Then you'll need to remove the inner door liner and control panel, to access and check the two door switches, and wiring,there. If all appears and checks OK. You'll need to activate the door switches and check for voltage between black pin # And white pin #4 and white pin#3 and black pin#3. If the voltage checks are proper, then you'll need the control board W10218837 . Thanks
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Thursday, October 11, 2012