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How to Replace the Programme Unit on a Tricity Bendix Dishwasher

Is your dishwasher refusing to function due to a faulty programme unit? Don’t panic you’ve come to the right place. The control unit is the brains behind your dishwasher, controlling the functions.

It’s common for the control knob to become faulty, as you may have unintentionally knocked it out of place causing the spindle on the timer to damage. In this video Rory will demonstrate how to replace a programme timer on a Tricity Bendix dishwasher.

If you need to replace the programme unit but are unsure where to start, there’s no need to panic. We’ll talk you through how to successfully replace the unit without damaging your dishwasher.

This video shows an example on how to remove or replace the part on a typical machine, some models may be different but the procedure should be similar.

What You Will Need:

Programme Timer


Device to take photos (i.e. Camera)

Step 1 - Safety Advice

Safety First! Please make sure that you have switched your appliance off at the mains before starting your repair.

Caution: Due to the sharp edges exposed we suggest suitable Safety Gloves are worn to help prevent injury when carrying out this repair.

Step 2 - Remove Front Panel

First thing first - you need to gain access to the programme unit so start off by removing the front panel of the dishwasher and to do this you will need to remove the screws holding it in place on the inside of the door.

Once removed you’ll notice you are limited with space, therefore you’ll need to remove the main front panel from the door too. It will be the same process as before, just remove the screws from the inside.

Step 3 - Detaching Programme Unit From Panel

Now with the screws gone, you will have clear view of the unit which is covered in a plastic covering that needs to be removed too. Now to carefully remove the screw holding the unit on the panel.

Step 4 - Disconnecting The Wiring

Now the screws have been taken out, you can now remove all the wires connecting to the old timer unit. Normally, the terminals on the program units are numbered and these numbers will correspond with numbers on the wires so you can just match those up. However, if you don't have numbers on your timer, or even if you do, we recommend that you take a few photos so that you can just double check everything is right and wired in the exact way.

Step 5 - Putting Everything Back Together

Almost done! Now all that’s left to do is match the wires to the terminals - using your photo for reference and screwing everything back together and we are done.

So hopefully following the video and this step by step guide, your dishwasher timer functions as it should - ensuring you can continue to use your dishwasher to give your plates and cutlery a good clean.

If you are finding that the dishwasher is not cleaning as it should then allow us to recommend taking a look at our dishwasher and washing cleaner. With great reviews you can effortlessly give your dishwasher and even washing machine a good clean - this care and maintenance guide will tell you more.

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