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I have a jenn-air dishwasher jdb1080awb. The front panel lights do not ful ly display and the touch control doesn't seem to respond. When I push the start button, the dishwasher hums for a couple of mins and shuts down. Do you think the controller board is faulty? I opened up the door and everyth ing looks fine. No louse connections. I think that the touch controls are bad because they take a lot of wear. That seems to cost $170, which seems to be good chunk of the price of a dishwasher which cost $1000 18 years ag o.
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On Thursday, September 12, 2013 11:13:46 PM UTC-5, Deodiaus wrote:

ully display and the touch control doesn't seem to respond. When I push th e start button, the dishwasher hums for a couple of mins and shuts down. D o you think the controller board is faulty? I opened up the door and every thing looks fine. No louse connections. I think that the touch controls a re bad because they take a lot of wear. That seems to cost $170, which see ms to be good chunk of the price of a dishwasher which cost $1000 18 years ago.
I see the control panel for $140 http://www.appliancepartspros.com/whirlpool-panel-con-6-919096-ap4364294.ht ml
control board for $120 http://www.appliancepartspros.com/whirlpool-control-board-kit-12002710-ap40 09231.html
http://www.repairclinic.com/Jenn-Air-Dishwasher-Model-JDB1080AWB-ID-656608- Touchpad-Parts
ideally, I'd like just the touchpad, but don't know where to find that sepa rately.
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On Thu, 12 Sep 2013 21:36:56 -0700 (PDT), Deodiaus

Ebay? Maybe they sell dishwashers part by part as they sell cars?
Or maybe you can find a repair place that saves parts and sells them.
It used to be possible to take apart push button panels and clean the contacts. I never tried this capacitance touch control. Is that what you have or do you have to actually move the buttons at least a bit.
Still, why do you think it's the touch control? Because the buttons don't work? That might just be the control board. or it's related parts. Lights dim? Power supply? What kind of lights are they?
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The light that shows the hour delay until washing is dim and only displays the 8 oclock position. BTW, I do see a control board on ebay http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dishwasher-Control-Board-154886103-New-in-Box-/290972963763?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item43bf5713b3
This one looks a bit dated 25 yo or so, but then I don't know the state of the art in that field.
Aren't they all alike? After all, what sophistcated electronics can there be on such a beast?
I think the touchpad is not working because it takes the most wear. Some interal faulty connection is messing everything else up. Just a guess, but if I were to start replaceing parts, that's where I'd start. The washer hums a bit, so it sounds as if it is receiving power, but there might be different circuits.
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there might be different circuits.
What tune is it humming? Can you dance to it?
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wrote

there might be different circuits.
- What tune is it humming? Can you dance to it?
Try this...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwR3Eo3KDZQ&t=1m02s

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On Thu, 12 Sep 2013 22:31:08 -0700 (PDT), Deodiaus

No. This one says Frigidaire, not even JennAir. I'm sure the air is the same but not the Jenn.

These days, your best bet for fixint this is to find a mechanical problem. Is something jammed and that's why the washer hums? (Does it stop because there is a timer that won't let it run in the stalled position for long?) Is there something stuck in the motor or whatever the motor drives. There is probably a drain impeller but I don't know if that starts, runs, when the dishwasher starts. Maybe if there is a valve that primarily decides if it drains or not, the drain impeller can run all the time, and maybe that is jambed with a piece of the machine or a piece of food, maybe a little chicken bone.
(I had the little bone next to the drumstick make it through the screen at the bottom of my dishwasher, and to all the way to the air break at the sink before it stuck in the airbrake. This didn't cause the motor to hum, but it did keep it from draining. But my point is that a little bone can get into the drain hose. )
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On Friday, September 13, 2013 1:45:05 AM UTC-4, micky wrote:

The big problem here is it's 18 years old. Unless it's something obvious and that doesn't cost much to fix, I wouldn't be putting $$$ into *trying* to fix it. You buy a board for $125 and it doesn't solve it, then what? Usually electrical parts are not returnable. Plus, I'd bet a $300 dishwasher today does a better job washing dishes than the $1000 one that's 18 years old.
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When I took it out, I see that the dishwasher was made in 2004. My bad, the house is 18 yo, so I was wrong to think it was as old as the house. The thing that makes me think it is the touchpad is that the touchpad does not seem to always respond. Also, it is the item with the most wear, so I'd think it is most likily to fail.
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Would it make sence to change the touch keys individually, as I have such a key on my range fan. I guess it would look ugly?
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On Sunday, September 15, 2013 2:55:26 PM UTC-4, Deodiaus wrote:

I don't know how you do that. Any dishwasher or similar that I've seen in the modern era, they don't have touchpads where you can change "keys" individually. They are part of an assembly and you buy the whole thing. What does the parts diagram that is available online show?
And per above, if you push the button to start it and it responds by humming, that would seem to suggest that the button is working and something else is wrong.
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On Sunday, September 15, 2013 2:53:09 PM UTC-4, Deodiaus wrote:

By that do you mean the touchpad did not always respond before this current problem? That you had to push the same button a few times, and then it would finally do what it was supposed to? Did it gradually get worse? If so, then I would agree it sounds like the touchpad. But, are the lights part of that or a separate item? If they are separate, then since they don't fully light, that would seem to indicate that something more or something else is faulty.
And you said it hummed? Where does the hum seem to be coming from and what does it sound like? Motor running with no water? Motor locked and not rotating? Something else? The fact that it hums would also suggest that it's more than just the touchpad.
The problem as I stated before is that with any of these things, that are older, even 9 years old, the question is how much money are you gonna throw at it trying to fix it? If you call an appliance repair pro, that gets expensive quick. If you try to DIY, especially if you don't have experience and the necessary skill set, you could be buying expensive, non-returnable parts, only to find out it wasn't the problem. I guess if the thing has to be Jenn-Air because everthing else is, then a new one is going to be a lot and it may be worth fixing. Otherwise there are some good DW out there starting at $300 or so. I bought a GE Profile on Ebay for $175 7 years ago and it's still working.
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On 9/15/2013 2:53 PM, Deodiaus wrote:

Go ahead, even though you have been advised otherwise. Your money.
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Maybe this new twerk fad? I've not looked into what is twerking.
"Buddy, do you know the way to Yankee Stadium?" "No, but if you hum a few bars, maybe I can pick it up."
. Christopher A. Young Learn about Jesus www.lds.org .
On 9/13/2013 12:36 AM, Deodiaus wrote:

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On 9/13/2013 12:36 AM, Deodiaus wrote:

Why the touchpad? If the machine hums and then stops, it means the touchpad did something to make it hum. It may be the board, it may be the valve or motor that is humming. Find out what is humming. You need a better diagnosis to find the real problem, not just throwing money and new parts at it. Hum like the solenoid on the fill valve? Motor won't start?
At 18 years old, you may want to think about replacement before you toss a lot of money for parts you are not sure of. An alternative is to spend $75 to $100 for a service call by a qualified tech. Better to spend $100 for a proper diagnosis than $200 for the wrong parts.
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On Thu, 12 Sep 2013 22:51:29 -0700 (PDT), Deodiaus

One thing is for sure. This board doesn't look anything like the ebay baord.
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My board is a Maytag 6 918612. I see it at http://www.ebay.de/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item20996290669
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On Thursday, September 12, 2013 11:13:46 PM UTC-5, Deodiaus wrote:

lly display and the touch control doesn't seem to respond. When I push the start button, the dishwasher hums for a couple of mins and shuts down. Do y ou think the controller board is faulty? I opened up the door and everythin g looks fine. No louse connections. I think that the touch controls are bad because they take a lot of wear. That seems to cost $170, which seems to b e good chunk of the price of a dishwasher which cost $1000 18 years ago.
Bad pushbuttons might show up as a failure to respond to a push, but they w ould probably NOT show up as a partial display.
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On Friday, September 13, 2013 11:48:52 AM UTC-4, snipped-for-privacy@sbcglobal.net wrot e:

fully display and the touch control doesn't seem to respond. When I push th e start button, the dishwasher hums for a couple of mins and shuts down. Do you think the controller board is faulty? I opened up the door and everyth ing looks fine. No louse connections. I think that the touch controls are b ad because they take a lot of wear. That seems to cost $170, which seems to be good chunk of the price of a dishwasher which cost $1000 18 years ago.

would probably NOT show up as a partial display.
+1
Also when a button is pushed, it hums. That also suggests that it's not a pushbutton problem or if the pushbuttons are going bad, that something else is also wrong.
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