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Whirlpool Dishwasher WDT710PAYM4 burning smell controls dead

Luddy1983

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WDT710PAYM4
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Age
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I'm wondering if this is similar to the problem with the WDT910 already fixed here, but...

My dishwasher started with the burning smell in the middle of a cycle (so says my wife...wasn't home). Then, it went totally dead. Didn't trip a breaker.

Is there a way to test the control panel and/or the main control board with a meter? It looks like, if I buy both, it's $500, and at that point, it's not worth it with an 8 year old appliance. Thanks for the help!
 

rickgburton

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Take a look at the wires and connectors on the control. You might need to replace a few wire ends. Here's the part you need:
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Luddy1983

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Thanks for this. Is there a way to see if the controls are OK? Like via a meter? I figured I'd have to buy the board, but I'm not getting anything from the physical controls (beeps or lights) either.
 

rickgburton

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Is there a way to see if the controls are OK?
Absolutely, separate the console and take a look at board. You'll probably see a black burn spot on the board. It's a common repair. Check across the two element wires on the control for continuity. Since there was smoke, there's probably something obvious
 

Luddy1983

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it's a little worse than I thought...
 

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rickgburton

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Kind of what I figured. You can replace the wire ends without replacing plastic connector if you have enough wire.
 
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