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.