My dishwasher will not run. The normal light is constantly blinking. If I press the cancel button then it will not stop blinking. The quick clean light will also constantly blink. I removed the power to the dishwasher, I also tried unplugging the control panel from the control board to reset the system. Neither of these steps did anything. I think the problem may either be the control panel or the control board. I'm leaning toward the control board because it seems like the buttons respond initially on the control panel.
Answer Hello Nick,
Here is a way to check to see whether the control or the keypad need to be replaced:
CHECKING KEYPAD OPERATION
A rapidly blinking LED over one of the keys of the keypad (or
sometimes a “dead” keypad/console) indicates one or more
key switch lines are stuck or shorted on either the control or
the keypad. To determine which one, do the following test:
1. Unplug dishwasher or disconnect power.
2. Open console and disconnect the keypad ribbon connection from the
control (at P1). Put console back together.
3. Plug in dishwasher or reconnect power.
4. With door latched, disconnect and reconnect thermistor or OWI sensor
two times in less than 6 seconds.
5. Wait 10 seconds, then monitor the control’s response to the thermistor:
?If the control is OK (no longer sees shorts with the keypad
unplugged), it will respond by running service diagnostics. Listen for
it to begin filling after it concludes the 5–10 second display test at
the beginning of the service diagnostics cycle. Check and/or replace
the keypad if the control responds OK.
?If the control is not OK (still sees shorts with the keypad unplugged),
then it will NOT respond to the thermistor at all and will remain off
after 10 seconds go by. Make sure the keypad is unplugged for this
test. Confirm that all other connections are made, the console and
door are reassembled, power is back on, and the door is latched;
then repeat steps 1-5 above. If still no response, replace the control
Dishwasher goes through the cycle, taking an awful long time.It drains until the last part of the wash cycle, then I have to set to quick rinse to drain only. Clean water is left in the basin.
DO I NEED NEW CONTROL BOARD?
Answer Myron, This style dishwasher can take as long as two hours or more to run and complete certain cycles. At this point, it's not likely you need a control board. You may have an issue in the drain hose 8269144A with a kink or clog in the line or at the plumbing, you may have an issue in the drain pump impeller W10348269 so it doesn't drain completely, etc. You should find the Technical Data Sheet attached to the backside of the kickplate panel, or frame of the dishwasher and can conduct the diagnostic test mode, this should assist you in determining which direction to take. Thanks
I have a white dishwasher and want to change to ss. I chatted with one of your reps who said I needed a panel, toe plate, handle, and a control panel (which i'm assuming is white only since it doesn't specify colors). Why would I need a control panel, as I already have one. Also, does this involve removing wires and other tech stuff, or can I do this myself?
Answer Hello Gary! You will need to change the control panel from white to stainless, if you are needing to change the color of the unit to stainless. For the control panel in stainless you will need 8574145. You will also need the door panel W10137623 and door handle W10083931A in stainless. The stainless model uses a black toe panel 8558252 and access panel W10195777. You will need to remove the ribbon cable wiring from the control panel and install on the new panel. Thanks!
My dishwasher starts normally but will not finish a cycle. About half way through you see the start light flashing like the door had been opened and yet no one has touched the dishwasher. Could it be the door latch or does it sound like the control board. Thanks in advance
Answer Hello Jon. Test and make sure the heater W10082892 and the thermostat 661566 are good and the unit does heat the water in the unit and dry the dishes. They should read closed for continuity. If both are good, and the heater is not working, you will need to replace the control board W10084141. If the control board is good, and the heating is working, then the door switches 8269209 may be bad and will need to be replaced. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. Hope this helps. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
The normal and heavy duty cycles will not lite up and can not be used. Is this a panel or board problem? Thanks Ray
Answer Hello Ray. If all of the functions work, except the normal and the heavy duty cycles, then the control panel 8574145 is bad and will need to be replaced. Hope this helps.
I'm looking for a stainless control panel #PS1487988 and get a result form you that its a AP3951279, are these interchangable?
Answer Hello Tim! Yes, the stainless control panel used on your Kitchenaid Dishwasher model KUDS02FRSS1 is part number 8574145. This matches our competitor part number PS1487988. Thanks!