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I have a Jenn Air Dishwasher that is approx. 9 years old. Recently the control knob (timer) has become increasingly

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Old 12-08-2007, 09:57 AM
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Model Number: DW711B   Brand: Jenn-Air   Age: 5 - 10 years   

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I have a Jenn Air Dishwasher that is approx. 9 years old. Recently the control knob (timer) has become increasingly hard to turn. Does it simply need to be replaced? I see the part I need for approx. $50 and new dishwashers cost between $250 - 400. Just curious if this timer replacement will fix the problem and how long can I expect to get out of this dishwasher? Also, how difficult a repair is this? I took the inside door off to access the control panel and it just looks like three screws and a wire harness need to be removed to remove the old timer...but I have been fooled by "easy" jobs before.

Thanks for any help or advice you can provide.


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Old 10-23-2008, 08:29 AM
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I have the exact problem and mine is about 9 years old. Are Jenn Air dishwashers manufactured by someone else because I can't find a repair manual for the thing.
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dizzysss,

What is the complete model number of the dishwasher?

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Try spraying it with a non-residue cleaning spray available at Lowe's.
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Model # DW871UQW
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The first thing I would do is follow Rich's advise. In most cases it's hard to turn the knob just because of excessive tension caused by a dried plastics. Post the results.

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