How to Replace a Hotpoint Dishwasher Fascia Plate Published 07/06/2010
Changing the upper control cover or fascia on a dishwasher is relatively easy to do. What lies beneath the fascia will depend on your make and model, but as Matt demonstrates on a Hotpoint FDW80 there isn't really much too it.
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Hi, I'm Matt from eSpares.
The face plate or fascia panel is one of the most easily damaged parts on a dishwasher. This is used as the handle for opening and closing the door and can very easily crack here. Good news is, it's incredible simply to replace and I'm going to show you how to replace the fascia plate on this Hotpoint dishwasher.
Safety first, obviously do make sure that you unplug from the mains before you begin any work.
Okay, all I need to do is to start by unscrewing these screws here on the door. Okay, that should give me enough room to be able to remove the face plate. Do be careful with this metal ledge here, it's very sharp so if you get your fingers caught underneath it can cut them.
Now all I need to do is just work the face plate away from the door, uncouple these wires and then I'm just going to need to unscrew the door lock mechanism and the PCB [printed circuit board] so that I can attach them onto the new face plate.
Just be careful with the circuit board as you remove it from the old fascia. You will need that switch, just pop that into the new one and let's start by putting the door lock mechanism back in place, and now the PCB, again just be really careful as you put that back in.
So that's the PCB back in, just clip these wires into here so that they are not flapping around and let's put the fascia back into the door, again, just do be careful of this sharp edge. Make sure we get the door lock underneath, okay, there we go. We just need to put these screws back in and seal the door back up. There we go, looks as good as new.
Thanks for watching.