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Hi all, I have a Siemens S9LT1S dishwasher (SE25M570GB/17 FD8409) and it will not start as there is no display on the front panel. I've checked the normal stuff like plug fuse etc. There was a little more than normal water in the base so I thought it was blocked. I removed and cleaned the filters and checked the little fan thing under the cover and it was all clear. I then removed the right hand side panel and used the red switch to remove the water. I then manually added a few jugs of water into the base and using the red switch it all pumped away without any issue. I did notice that when using the red switch it's operation could be stopped by pressing the power button on the front panel so the power there looks to be OK. Does anyone know why the front panel digital display is blank and what I could look at to resolve the issue and get the dishwasher working again? Many thanks.
I assume I just need to remove the screws on the inner edge of the door to remove the front panel?
There is nothing that jumps out at me as wrong. No blown capacitors etc....
...but then when I've eventually figured out how to remove the control panel I get to see the underside of the PCB and here we have it......
looks like one of the 12VDC relays has blown. I don't think just replacing the relay is an option as I don't know what damage has been done to the other components on the board. Any idea where I can get a new control panel?
One last daft question as I haven't used the BG service before and just looking for a general opinion. Should I stick it all back together again and play dumb or leave it apart to save the engineer the time in finding the fault?