Hi: The model number is XXXXX And, there are no lights of any kind lit on the control panel, nor any other indication of life.
Hi: I had to run a couple of errands. Now, I have turned off the power, removed the kickplate, opened the box with the wire connections, and used a multimeter to test it. I removed two wire screws (one on white sheathed wires, one on black), and found that one set (from the power source, I assume) seems to have a voltage of about 120. The other set of wires seems to have little voltage - maybe 10 or so (although I'm not sure I really know how to use the multimeter). I think my conclusion is that there is power to the dishwasher. None of the wires seem to be melted or damaged. Around the floor under the dishwasher, there seem to be mouse droppings - so I guess its possible that a mouse has caused some damage...
I guess my next step would be to by the control board you suggest - although I wonder whether I could install it myself easily and correctly, and I wonder whether there is some other place where a simple problem might exist short of the control board (I haven't pulled the dishwasher all the way out from under the counter... but I wonder if a mouse could have chewed through wiring between the 3x3 wire box and the control board? If so, I'd hate to order a $235 control board when it might be a simple wire in between. If you are online, do you have any advice? Otherwise, I think I will pull the dishwasher the rest of the way out from under the counter, see if I can identify any mouse-damage, and if not, then order the control board.
I've now doublechecked that the proper circuit breaker is off, found zero volts on the multimeter, pulled the dishwasher out, and not found any evidence of damage caused by a mouse. I looked at our records and found that the dishwasher is 12 years old. My conclusion is that I would probably rather pay $400+ installation for a new dishwasher rather than pay $230 to try to repair one that is 12 years old (without certainty that the control board will solve the problem). What do you think - should I replace it, or attempt to repair?