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How to Replace the Selector Switch

The selector switch identifies which cycle is to be used. If a button does not work, that cycle will not function properly.

To service the selector switch, it is necessary to access the control panel in the door. Access varies by model; on some models you can remove just the control panel on others you must remove the interior or exterior panel of the door.

Caution: Please read our safety information before attempting any testing or repairs.

Before replacing the selector switch, unplug the dishwasher or shut off the power at the fuse box or breaker panel to avoid an electrical shock hazard.

Start with the door closed and locate any screws on the front that must be removed. Usually there are one or two screws near the latch; do not remove the latch itself unless necessary. Now open the door and remove the screws near the top. In the photo below, the screws labeled "B" secure the control panel on some dishwashers. Start with the "B" screws and attempt to remove t