changing dishwasher front panel

bunymomApril 2, 2011

I have a 3 year old Whirlpool dishwasher model GU3600XTSQ2 which has a white exterier [stainless interior]. I'm now making changes to the kitchen and going to stainless appliances...anyone know how involved it would be to change out the front panel of the DW to a stainless one? I'm totally happy with the DW, so trying not to buy a new one. I've can order a replacement front panel in stainless for around $120, but I think I'd need to replace the top control panel section also, which I was told is another $174. I'm thinking that has to include all the electrical control stuff, not just the cover plate thingy? Not sure how it would look if I left the top panel as is, with white surround, although all cabinets are white, so maybe not too bad? OR....has anyone used the paint kits that could re-do my existing front panel? Thanks!

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dadoes

The control panel (pushbuttons on front and top, side panels, vent, etc.) is one piece. It connects via ribbon cable to a separate control board inside.

You can look up the model at SearsPartsDirect to see parts diagrams/lists. Three control panels are listed, I assume for white, black, and stainless. Sears does not indicate what are the colors by item, but I found reference to color on another site.
W10021160 $140.79 (black?)
W10021170 $140.28 (white?)
W10021180 $136.24 (silver?)

    Bookmark   April 2, 2011 at 3:32PM
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Nunyabiz1

We changed ours on a Kenmore Elite DW just 4 days ago to stainless.
Package came in via UPS and within 10 minutes was installed on our DW.
Just had to unscrew 8 torx screws, take off old panel, put on new one and done.

    Bookmark   April 3, 2011 at 5:28PM
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margaretgreene57_gmail_com

Where did you order your stainless steel front panel from for your Kenmore Elite dishwasher. We are redoing our kitchen and are looking to do the same.

    Bookmark   April 20, 2011 at 2:09PM
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Nunyabiz1

Margaret.
Be very careful whom you get parts from, I always research very extensively any place that I am not familiar with before I buy from them and for some odd reason "Appliance Parts" seem to be chock full of scam artist, no idea why.
I ended up buying it from Sears Parts Direct.
I KNOW they are reputable and the price was only a few dollars more so opted for them.

Several other places I looked at were clearly scam sites, in fact more were scam sites than legit sites.
For the Elite Kenmore DW I would highly suggest just going to Sears parts Direct.

I paid $100 for a stainless panel.

    Bookmark   April 21, 2011 at 9:17PM
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