Feb 012011

Having several big box appliance dealers in my area there are a flood of Electrolux products in my service area, lucky me.

The missing segments are due to a failed control board. The manufacture has a kit to fix this issue. The kit consists of the a new control board and new wire harness.

Installing the kit takes time, accessing the control panel is done by removing the screws on the side of the panel, you need to slide the oven away from the wall to see the screws.

The harness that connects to the board will come apart if to much pressure is applied, for some reason this connection is tight, the top of the wire harness will lift off in the process, causing a major headache.

Replace the control board to solve the missing number segments. The control’s on these oven are sensitive, using a ground strap in the repair process is not a bad idea.

Disconnect power before attempting any appliance repair, basic electrical skills are a must.

Jan 302011

Often a dishwasher’s soap cup dispenser will fail, when this happens the soap will not dispense into the dishwasher, leaving dirty dishes at the end of the dishwasher cycle.

Gaining access to the dishwasher’s soap cup is done by removing the screws that are located around the inner door panel. These screws can be either Torq or Philip head screws. I have attached a video that shows where the screws are located and how to replace the dishwasher soap cup assembly.

Dishwasher video

After removal of the inner door panel screws the door will separate. Take the front panel and control panel off, now the soap cup dispenser will be visible. Pictured here, inner door screws are removed, control panel and front panel are now ready to come off.

Now that you have access to your dishwasher’s soap cup, the screws that anchor the dispenser to the door will need to be removed. These screws are normally small in size and can range from 3/16 to ¼ usually.

Pictured here is the dishwasher’ soap cup,  the arrows point to the small 3/16 screws that need to be removed. Also note the wires will need to come off the solenoid before final removal of the soap cup assembly.