Thanks for your response. The switch is the small black switch at the fabric softener knob in the control panel, right? If so, I don't think the suds could have traveled up there. I do see where they went down befind the plastic flap "covering" the inlet valve. The Auto Temp Control is plugged into lower part of valve and quite likely got wet.It appears Whirlpool knows that these parts are vulnerable by the plastic flap(stupid attempt at waterproofing considering it flaps open above these components.) Anyway, if this shorted out the ATC would this cause the valve not to work? It looks like they are powered separately, but someone mentioned the valve is powered through ATC.