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FIXED Dishwasher won't run, buttons flashing, thermal fuse is fine? KUDC03IVBL4

travisty

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Model Number
KUDC03IVBL4
Brand
KitchenAid
Age
6-10 years
Hi all. I've got a KUDC03IVBL4 dishwasher that was working fine up until a few days ago. The 'Normal Wash' light on the device is flashing, and the 'Cancel' light will flash too if I poke around. The device won't run as-is. I tried power cycling at the breaker box a few times at which point it might be willing to start, but it doesn't stay on. There's clearly power to the unit, but it won't run.

I looked up some previous threads here and found that the thermal fuse tends to go. I followed this video (
) and pulled my thermal fuse and tested it with a multimeter, and it seems fine, so so much for that easy fix.

There's another thread from 10 (!) years ago here that looks like a very similar problem that was solved by replacing the entire dashboard of the system:

Here's my questions then:
1. If it's not the thermal fuse, is the control board the likely culprit?
2. Does that dashboard I linked look like the correct replacement?
3. In the other thread, the OP asked whether replacing the part on a seven year old device was worth it. Well it's ten years later than that. I don't know how old this specific device is; it came with the house when we bought it a few years ago.

It's $150 for that part, and a brand new Bosch is a grand. I haven't had any problems with the device other than this, but I also don't want to get into a situation where I'm replacing this, or other parts, every six months here on out. Should I consider replacing the entire dishwasher rather than starting down the replacement part path?

What do you guys think?

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Jake

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1. Yes, the problem is the control panel(dashboard).
2. No, that control panel you posted the link to above is not for your model, in fact I removed that link you posted to that site, because that site is very shady, they don't even list part numbers.:mad:

Then is the control panel for your model:
WPW10250007 Panel-Cntl
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3. Its your choice, usually if the dishwasher is used daily or many times a day, then its best to get a new dishwasher when a dishwashers gets over 10 years old, and your model is a 2010 or 2011 model.

Jake
 

Jake

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Ok, sounds good, yes let us know.:)

Jake
 

travisty

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Installed the new dashboard and seems to be working fine. Surprising that it didn't require a full control board. I'll probably start watching for a new dishwasher to go on sale, since I don't want to have to buy a new one under duress.

Thanks Jake!
 

Jake

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Excellent @travisty , glad to hear that the new control panel(dashboard) fixed it.(y)

Thanks for the update!

Jake
 
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