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How to Replace a Dishwasher Control Board

If you have seen our various dishwasher diagnosis videos, and have come to the final conclusion that the only thing to do is to replace the PCB - we are able to help you with the process.

PCB’s are otherwise know as control boards, or modules, and if you need to replace the one on your dishwasher just look at the following video.

It doesn’t matter if you have no idea where to start, as through this video we’ll guide you on how to successfully replace the PCB without damaging your appliance.

This video shows an example on how to remove or replace the part on a typical machine, some models may be different but the procedure should be similar.

What You Will Need:

Step 1 - Safety Advice

Safety First! Please ensure that you have disconnected the appliance from the mains before starting any repair.

Caution: Due to the sharp edges exposed we suggest suitable Safety Gloves are worn to help prevent injury when carrying out this repair.

Step 2 - Remove The Top Control Panel

Let’s get properly started now the...the first thing to do is to loosen the lower door skin, which you do by removing the screws on the back (There is no need to remove them completely, just loosen them as much as you can)

With you loosening these screws that hold the lower door skin in place, it will give you enough room to be able to then proceed to remove the top control panel. Again this is done by undoing the screws that are currently holding it in place.

eSpares Top Tip: We have left this final screw till last for a specific reason - it is keeping the two panels together. Once this screw is removed, you will be able to lift up the door and gently ease the control panel away (When removed you can just let it rest against the door - but making sure not to scratch the fascia)

Step 3 - Remove The Sensor

Now that the control panel is out of the way, you can see things more clearly. If we follow this black lead, you can see that it attaches to a sensor, and you will need to lift that out before you are able to remove the control board.

Step 4 - Remove The Control Board From Control Panel

This really is easy to do, you just need to undo these two screws completely, and then proceed to loosen this one.

Please Note: It's worth mentioning that before you loosen the last screw, behind the control board there will be a light guide that will fall down when the control board has been released - just remember to replace this when replacing your new control board.

Step 5 - Disconnect The Electrical Connections

Now that you have freed the control board from the control panel, you need to disconnect the electrical connections from the old board and replace them with the new one (A lot of these connections are held in place by plastic tabs, which you have to pull away before being able to remove the connection)

Step 6 - Fit Everything Back Into Place

Once all the electrical connectors are connected you can replace your light guide into position, and then you can re-screw the control board into place. You next need to replace the sensor back in the door (be careful of sharp edges)

The final thing left for you to do is to refit the control panel to the door and screw it all together again. Once the control panel is screwed into place, you can tighten the screw on the lower door skin.

Well done you! You have been able to replace the PCB on your dishwasher - all thanks to your hard work, and a little help from eSpares too of course! You will now be able to use your dishwasher knowing that the programs will be functioning as they should be.

Time To Clean Your Dishwasher?

If you have noticed that your dishwasher has been left without a good clean for a while, you can show it some loving care and attention by cleaning it with the eSpares Limescale & Detergent remover.

This will help maintain the performance of your dishwasher, and protect it from limescale build-up, bad odours and bacteria build-up.

Need To Locate The Correct Control Board For Your Dishwasher?

Here at eSpares we have a wide range of Control Boards  for you to select from - performing this repair yourself will save you money in avoiding engineer call outs or even buying a new appliance.

For more tips and help to diagnosing faults with your appliances you can see the other articles available within our advice centre.

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