The plastic screw holder that holds the handle in place has broken off the back of the panel along with the plastic guides that hold the handle up. Dishwasher works perfectly, I took off the panel & found one of the plastic guides the screw holder was still attached to handle. I am trying some Sugru to reattach but the door has always been extremely hard to pull open since new (3yrs) so is my only alternative a whole new panel?
Answer Karen, Yes, your best option is to replace the panel. Gluing or epoxy the stand offs and guides back onto the panel will only be a temporary repair. You will also want to recheck the installation of the dishwasher. You may have to loosen the mounting tabs at the counter top and adjust the four leveling legs until the door opens and closes freely, the door could be out of alignment with the tub and causing the door to "drag" on the flange and make it hard to open.
My unit works fine once I get it started. I used to be able to push the START button several times and finally get it to start. Now I cannot get it to start at all. Is there a way to find out if it is the front panel or the circuit board? Thanks
Answer Hello Bud,
While this can be either part, it is much more probable that the control panel has failed. You should first check the electrical connection the control panel where the ribbon cable connects by unplugging and re-connecting it. If this does not correct the issue, replace the control panel. If it does take care of the issue, you need to make sure there are no air leaks around the vent area causing condensation to build up in the control area.
Can you explain how to replace the Control Panel for this dishwasher if I order the part online?
Answer Hello Tracy. Disconnect the power. Remove the 6 screws on the top of the inner door panel and lift off the control panel. Next, you need to remove the control board from the panel. When installing the board onto the new panel, make sure the ribbon cable is installed properly. Install the new panel in reverse order.