Dishwasher thermal fuse (or bi-metal fuse) assembly. The thermal fuse opens to cut off power to the dishwasher if the dishwasher overheats. If the thermal fuse fails, the dishwasher will not start. If the thermal fuse has failed, first investigate what caused the dishwasher to overheat.
Fuse kit with wire harness. Comes with installation instructions. NOTE: Do not reuse the old harness. The thermal fuse fails to cut off power to the dishwasher if the dishwasher overheats. If the thermal fuse fails, the dishwasher won't start.
Dishwasher thermal fuse kit with harness. Do not reuse the old harness. The thermal fuse opens to cut off power to the dishwasher if the dishwasher overheats. If the thermal fuse fails, the dishwasher will not start. If the thermal fuse has failed, investigate what caused the dishwasher to overheat.
The thermal fuse prevents damage to electrical components due to overheating. If it blows, it shuts down the dishwasher. Find the thermal fuse on the control board, behind the inner door. Disconnect the two connecting wires and remove the fuse from the control panel to test it. Set the multimeter to Rx1 and touch the probes to the contacts on the fuse. This should produce a reading of zero. Replace the thermal fuse if you get any other reading.
In the past several weeks, I've noticed off and on that our dishwasher leaves about 1/2\" of clean water in the tub at the end of the drying cycle - basically just under the element. Today, I noticed no power to the control panel and started taking readings with my multimeter. I diagnosed a blown thermal fuse which I'm sure is just a symptom of a bigger issue. Any idea where I should be looking next Could a bad element or drain motor on the way out cause these symptoms
You may just have 2 separate issues going on with the dishwasher. Usually that fuse is known to have blown because of a bad connection in the fuse wiring itself. doesn't definitively mean its the fuse wiring but most likely if you change out that fuse with the replacement kit # W10258275 that will most likely restore your power and you will be ok. It comes with new wires so be sure to replace the new wires with the new fuse . DONT just change the fuse ! or you will most likely have the same problem again. There is a reason for replacing the old wiring with the new wiring and that may be why the fuse had blown.
As to the issue with the water in the bottom of the tub. You mentioned the water was clean and not dirty. Check and make sure that the water inlet valve is not allowing water to flow into the tub when the valve is not energized. If it is , then that may be where the clean water is coming from. The dishwasher just may be draining and washing fine. There are a couple of ways to check the valve flow. One is after a cycle has completed and finished check the bottom and make sure it is drained out. if it is, then wait several hours and come back to the dishwasher like you normally would to do another dishwashing cycle and check to see if there is clean water in the bottom of the tub then as you had mentioned you were getting.
I have had this problem as well. I have a kitchenaid dishwasher kdte104ess1. I tested my heating element and it had normal continuity. I also turned off the electricity thinking I was \"rebooting\" the dishwasher but still no drying. It turns out if you run the dishwasher and the water coming is not hot enough the heating system shuts off and will not reset until you do a diagnostic test. Behind the kick pad in the insulation there is usually paper work which explains how to do a diagnostic test and what the code means. With my dishwasher pushing 3 buttons in sequence 3 times put me in diagnostic testing. The dishwasher then automatically reset the heating system and it works fine. Would recommend running diagnostic test before testing heating element since it might save you a lot of time. Bob
If your dishwasher stopped prematurely and is now not starting again, it could be as simple as a blown fuse in your fuse box. If your dishwasher has indicator lights on the front, check them for illumination which means there is power to the appliance. If they are not on and no power seems to be flowing to your appliance, you may want to check for a tripped breaker or a blown fuse. 59ce067264