I have a KitchenAid KUDI01FLWH5 dishwasher with a control board part 8530995 Rev A. It has been installed and running fine for many years, except for having to replace the door balance link cables a few years ago. It still works just fine as far as washing/rinsing/draining. The issue is with the
A number of months ago we noticed an occasional problem where we would have to press the
Start button a few times in order for it to actually, well, start.
That issue would come and go - sometimes it would take "holding my mouth just right" after pressing the button quite a number of times for it to start; sometimes it would be an issue for a few times in a row of washing dishes; sometimes it would not happen for weeks.
Last night, the
Start button seemed to finally decide that it had enough. Maybe the fireworks close by in at least 5 different directions scared it to death, I don't know. But I do know that it will not start
- I have verified that the Control Lock feature has not been activated.
- All the other buttons light up correctly and immediately upon being pressed, and otherwise seem to work.
Startbutton does not have a light associated with it.
- We could feel and hear the button click each time we pressed it, and it did not feel or sound any differently than it ever has or that other buttons do.
- This morning I removed the control board and inspected it. I am including pictures - the control board model is "circled" in blue, and the
Startswitch in orange.
- The switch in question does not look any different from the working switches
- Clicking it feels and sounds exactly like the working switches
- It is not loose
- There are no obvious burn marks, scorches, burnt smells, etc.
I am no expert but feel that I am decently knowledgeable with electrical; however I am not so much with electronics.
My assumption is that the problem with with the physical switch component itself, but I am unsure how to support that assumption.
A new control board is ~$150 US, so given the age of this dishwasher buying a control board is not an option - a new dishwasher would come first. But I would rather fix this one if I can do it for much less.
- Could I electronically test my assumption using a multi-meter or other tool? If so, how would I do that (i.e., which setting, where to place the probes)?
- My internet searches have not gotten me any more granular for parts other than the control board. Is anyone here familiar enough with these electronic pieces to know a part number for just the single switch? Or direct me to where I could find that?
- We have never, ever, used the
Rinse Onlyoption. If I can't purchase a new switch only, could I melt the solders on the faulty
Startand the functioning
Rinse Onlyswitches to remove them, then put the
Rinse Onlyswitch in place of the
Startand solder it in?