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BoardFruit LinkBox Keypad Replacement Kit - Dacor CPS and CPD Ovens

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We've seen a ton of Dacor built-in ovens fall victim to F1 and F7 error codes.  The F1 can be caused by a number of different things: failed control boards, high resistance connections to the temperature sensors, and failed touchpads.  F7 is only the result of failed touchpad.  But, failed touchpads don't always yield error codes - other symptoms include erratic behavior ("ghost in the oven") and/or non-responsiveness.

Unfortunately, OEM touchpads are no longer available, and the ones available through 3rd party resellers are at risk of being faulty.  So when the touchpad fails, it looks the only option a homeowner has it replace their oven...their nice, built-in Dacor oven that cost them a hunk of change and perfectly fits in with their kitchen already.  This does not make for happy campers.

But not anymore!  The BoardFruit LinkBox Keypad Replacement Kit is a slick new gadget that enables a user to interface with the OEM Dacor control board via touchscreen tablet in place of the failed OEM touchpad.  And it's really easy to install.

The module ships with a mounting bracket that tucks in right behind the OEM control board.  Then, you just have to make three electrical connections:
1) Connect the large BoardFruit LinkBox ribbon cable to the OEM control board in place of the OEM panel's ribbon cable.
2) Connect the small BoardFruit LinkBox ribbon cable to the OEM relay board in pace of the once coming from the panel.
3) Make two piggy-back spade terminal connections on the OEM relay board which will supply 120VAC to the BoardFruit LinkBox.

Close the oven up and flip the breaker back on (because you definitely turned it off before accessing the control cabinet, right?).  Boot up the 7" tablet that shipped with the LinkBox and it will load straight into our app and make a wireless connection to the LinkBox (no wifi network required).

Presto Chango!  Now the oven has a modern new interface while simultaneously preserving the original kitchen aesthetic.

Interested?  You can check out our website here, but you should message me privately for the Appliantology discounted price.

Enjoy!
-BoardFruit

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applianceman97

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Pretty cool. Do you have any pictures of one installed in an oven? 

Does it work with single and double ovens?

What Models will this work for?

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13 hours ago, applianceman97 said:

Pretty cool. Do you have any pictures of one installed in an oven? 

Does it work with single and double ovens?

What Models will this work for?

 

Works for Single and Double.

Currently this works as a replacement for the following models Dacor ovens.  I'll also list the corresponding OEM panel part numbers.

M/N:

CPS127, CPS130, CPS227, CPS230, CPD227, CPD230, RSD30

P/N:
13159A, 13159B, 13159W, 13160B, 13291B, 13292A, 13158B, 13158S, 13158W, 13290A, 13290B, 13290R, 13290S, 13290W, 13291W, 13291S, 13291A, 76480B
 

The beauty is once installed, you don't even see the LinkBox as it is behind the panel.  Your touchpad is now on the 7" tablet.  But I have attached some photos showing the how the LinkBox mounts installs in the control cabinet.  

NOTE: the photos with the Dacor panel in frame actually show the beta product.  The current LinkBox appears as shown in the photo of the whole kit laid out against white background.

The installation manual for it has really nice pictures and clear instructions of how it installs.  The file size is 2.4MB though...   I can grant access to the file via DropBox if you PM me.

We've got a GE version rolling out very soon too that will replace OEM panel part numbers:

WB36T10196, WB36T10197, WB36T10502, WB36T10503, WB36T10504, WB36T10203, WB36T10204, WB36T10205

After that a bunch of Whirlpool models.  More GE models.  Absolutely open to suggestions.

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I think it is slick, and an idea "whose time has come."

 

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Very cool, can't wait until I come across another Dacor with an NLA keypad .

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Is the tablet hardwired in any way to the internal controls? How does it communicate or interface? These are things I would need to know in order to turn around and sell this to a customer. 

Oh, and of course, price. 

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The smaller black box with the white and black leads coming off of it is the receiver that attaches to the display board via the ribbon cable, the white and black leads have a piggy-back terminal to draw power from the board L1. The tablet communicates through wi-fi, it is not hardwired to the controls...( which is why it is slick!)

On Amazon it sells for 340 bucks.

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35 minutes ago, Hiroshi said:

The smaller black box with the white and black leads coming off of it is the receiver that attaches to the display board via the ribbon cable, the white and black leads have a piggy-back terminal to draw power from the board L1. The tablet communicates through wi-fi, it is not hardwired to the controls...( which is why it is slick!)

On Amazon it sells for 340 bucks.

Hiroshi is exactly right! Except that it uses Bluetooth communication instead of wifi, eliminating the need for the customer to have a wifi network in place.

We are selling to Appliantology members for $250

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MrAdvantage

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Will this also have a new screen/ overlay (great customer has carved out the display and it's cosmetic but she'd love to have it work as some of the buttons don't work as well.) cosmetic is what she'll pay for though...

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