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How to repair a stuck/shorted control panel button on a kenmore elite dishwasher


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This is not repairable. you will need to replace the entire control board, or touch/key pad, if it is separate from the main board. Most units are combined, so, if this is the case, just replace the electronic control board.
After the panel is out, you can find the button, and solder it off, then get a replacement at repairclinic.com or partstore.com or lastly shopjimmy.com and solder in the new one. Unless you are able to replace the spring and plastic plunger.
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How to repair a stuck/shorted control panel button on a kenmore elite dishwasher


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