How to Replace Your Bosch Dishwasher’s Control Panel Frame

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The control panel frame is what holds your whole control panel together. So if the control panel starts to wiggle and it won’t stay firmly in place, check the frame. Once the screw holes are stripped, it’s time to replace the part. If you want to make the repairs yourself, order replacement part #00432779 for your Bosch dishwasher. Then follow these steps to remove and replace the part.

1. Unplug the dishwasher.

During the course of this repair, you will be unplugging wires. So disconnect the appliance from its source of power to keep yourself and the surrounding area safe.

2. Dismantle the door.

First, lower the door. Remove the six screws on each side of the internal perimeter of the door. Then shut the door.Next, remove the front panel by lifting up the bottom edge at an angle. Then slide the top free of the groove and pull it out. Set the panel aside. The two corner baffles may fall off, so just set them aside until later.After that, open door at a forty-five-degree angle. Remove the two screws at the top of the sides of the sides of the door to release the frame. Then remove the screws along the interior top of the door. Make sure you hold the control panel in place against the door so it doesn’t fall apart when the last screw comes out. Close the door and pull the control panel free. Rotate it without stretching the wires so you can see the inside.

3. Disconnect the control panel.

Release the wire harnesses in the top right section of the control panel. The harnesses only plug into their unique ports, so you don’t have to worry about incorrect assembly later. But if you want to make sure you’re plugging the wires into the right places, take a picture before you begin disassembly so you have a guide to refer to.Next, remove the wire harness for the door switch in the middle of the control panel. Then remove the grounding wire by prying the release lever free. Also, unplug the wire harness at the on/off switch by pulling the blue wire harness free. The control panel is now completely unconnected. Set it on the counter.

4. Dismantle the control panel.

Set the control panel face up and locate the two screws below the front face panel. Remove these two screws.Next, flip the panel over and release the two locking tabs on both of the top corners. Then you can pry the control panel frame from the main plastic cover. Pry it free from top to bottom and set the plastic part aside.Remove the parts from the control panel frame. Start with the on/off switch. Use a flathead screwdriver to push the tabs back through the holes to release it. Then set it aside.After that, remove the door switch. Pry up the two locking tabs and slide the switch off the frame. Remove the control panel by pressing the locking tabs. One is at the top and two are on the left side. You should be able to hear the locking tabs click as they disengage, and then you can pull it out.Locate the shield near where the on/off switch used to be. Peel the shield free without ripping it.

5. Assemble the new control panel frame.

Stick the shield in place above the on-off switch hole. Add the control board. Slide the protruding bottom section under the frame and then press it down into position. Make sure all three locking tabs engage.Install the door switch. Line up the top of the door switch with the protruding tabs in the center. Slide it into place until you hear a click.Next, turn the whole frame over and bend the metal locking tabs of the frame down so it holds the door switch in place.Pick up the on-off switch and orient it so the top is facing the top of the frame. Line up the four tabs on the side with the four L-shaped cutouts in the control panel frame. Push the switch into position so the tabs are in the cutouts and then pull the switch up into the narrow portion of the “L” shape so it locks into place.Set the plastic top panel face down and line up the control panel frame on top of it, shield side facing up. As you do so, slide the bottom edge of the frame onto the plastic part’s mounting tabs and then tilt it down flush with the plastic front cover. Press down on the top two corners to engage the locking tabs.Turn the two connected pieces over, and secure them with the two screws under the nameplate.

6. Reassemble the door.

Reconnect the wiring. First, plug the blue wire harness into the on/off switch.Also, reconnect the grounding wire by sliding the green wire’s tab back over the frame’s metal tab. Then plug the L-shaped wire harness into the door switch.Plug all of the wire harnesses back into the control panel. There are tabs to ensure the harnesses only fit where they belong. but you can consult your picture to ensure they’re in the right position with the right orientation. Slightly open the door and rotate the control panel. Slide it in place flush with the top of the door. Hold it in place and tighten the top four screws along the interior of the door.After that, tighten the two screws along the top of each side of the frame.Shut the door. If the plastic baffles fell out earlier, locate the slots along the bottom corners of the panel and push the baffles into place. Then line the front panel up with the door and slide it up into the gap behind the control panel. Press the bottom corners down until they lock into place.Fully open the door and tighten the six screws along the interior perimeter to secure the front panel and finish assembling the door.Then you can plug in your dishwasher and enjoy the newly secure control panel. For more appliance repair tips and procedures, go to Authorized Service here.

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