Cycle buttons not responsive on Kitchenaid dishwasher

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Old 07-16-15, 06:04 AM
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Cycle buttons not responsive on Kitchenaid dishwasher

The model, according to the manual, is KUDI01FL but in searching, I think it's really KUDI01FLSSx (where x is 1 to 6)

There are 3 sets of electronic buttons along the top of the door - CYCLES; OPTIONS; START/CANC

When I hit the options, the lights illuminate as normal but none of the cycle ones respond so I can't start a wash.

For a few months it's been taking a good 5 to 10 pushes for the cycle one to come on but now it appears to have died.

I'm not sure what part # I would need to replace.

Any advice?
 
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Old 07-16-15, 06:33 AM
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It would be good to find the exact model number. It's usually on a tag inside the door.

Do the rest of the buttons operate normally ?
What I mean is.....does the display show or a light come on as each button is pressed even though it doesn't mechanically make anything happen ?

There are at least two control boards in your appliance. One is the actual switch/keypad and the second one is the control box that takes its commands from the keypad. .
 
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I don't see the full model number on the tag inside the door. There's a sticker with brief instructions on how to work it but no model #.

The other buttons do work. I can select 'hi-temp scrub' and 'energy saver dry' and the lights come on. Then I press 'normal' (for the cycle) and it doesn't register. Sometimes, if the stars align, it will light and then the machine operates normally. But it's getting harder and harder for the 'cycle' to light up. I think it's finally given up now.

For the past couple of months it's been about 10 presses before the cycle would illuminate. Once it does though, all is good.
 
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Ok... good. You've confirmed that the expensive main board is ok.

The keyboard uses miniature switches that do go bad..... especially the ones that are used the most. The red arrows point to the switches on the board.

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The link is to one place that sells the part. Using the OEM part number of 8530995 you can search for other retailers. You can also check with your local parts retailer. It would be a good idea to order from one of the companies that offers a 365 return policy in the outside chance the keypad is good.

KitchenAid Dishwasher Touchpad 8530995 Repair Clinic

Be advised.... they will require the actual model number and in this case the serial number too.

(If you are real handy with a soldering iron and can stand some downtime.... you can replace those switches yourself.)

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Thanks for the info! Much appreciated
 
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