Bosch dishwasher control module replacement
Steve S. • South Charleston, WV • March 15, 2015
Appliance: Bosch SHU6802 UC/12 (FD 8003-)
My Repair & Advice
Based on information from this site and others, I determined that my Bosch SHU6802 dishwasher needed a new control module. The repair seemed pretty straightforward until I inadvertently removed the screws holding the inner door frame to the hinges. Hint to those of you considering this project, don't remove the four larger screws on the bottom part of the door that point toward the middle of the door. If you do, the repair just became a lot harder as you'll likely have to wrestle with the hinges to get that part of the door reattached. A pro would probably pull the dishwasher out, remove the side panels, and disconnect the hinge pulleys to properly reattach the door. I didn't want to do that for several reasons, and I eventually used a couple pairs of Vise-Grips to give me some leverage on the hinges and enlisted the assistance of my wife to hold one side open at a 45 degree angle while I attached the other side.
Anyway, during the hinge mishap, the front panel of the door (from which I had already removed the screes) fell to the floor breaking the power module. So I got the control module in without too much trouble but had to go back to Appliance Part Pros for a power module. Fortunately, it was in stock and shipping was amazingly fast. Ordered it on Thursday evening and had it on Saturday. Replacing the power module was easy, and I was finally out of the doghouse. Thanks!