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Kitchenaid Dishwasher thermal fuse keeps blowing

Our dishwasher quit working midstream. Before I knew about this site we called a repairman who charged us $184 to change the thermal fuse. After two weeks of low use the machine stopped again midstream. Although the repairman had a "30-day guarantee", we can't get him on the phone. (That is another tale.) We bought a thermal fuse kit and my husband changed it yesterday. Last night, during the first use, the dishwasher stopped midwash again. Obviously something is occurring that is causing the fuse to blow. Any suggestions?

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  • treemader Sep 17, 2008

    Moving the dishwasher is not possible. It is a built-in and we can't just "move it to a new location". Also, the machine worked fine for almost 6 years. This is a recent problem.

  • Lee M Jan 05, 2013

    I have a KitchenAid dishwasher that ran 7 years and 11 months and it just blew internal fuse for the first time yesterday. Fuses blow because of a high current. I set up an amp clamp to read the current flowing into the dishwasher, bypassed the fuse (only for constantly supervised testing) and watched the current draw while the dishwasher started a wash cycle. My ampclamp wire seperator breaks the groundwire path. Putting my DVM between the dishwasher frame and the coldwater ground showed 50 volts while the dish washer ran. But with a 10 megohm impedence, 50 volts is only 5 microamperes and I saw 6 volts with the dishwasher off. Putting in the new fuse and running the dishwasher I note the unit stopped only at the end of the entire dish washing cycle which is when the heating element turns on to steam dry all the dishes. Heating element testing is my first target when I go back into this dishwasher.

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The reason the thermal fuse is blowing could be due to a loose contact in the wiring or the motor is requiring more power to operate causing the fuse to burnt again.

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It indicates the problem with power supply.

also check out for any short tracking which is causing this blowing of fuse again and again.

for any further queries feel free to ask.
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Hi,

If your dishwasher doesn't work at all, check these:


Power from the house Is there power getting to the dishwasher? This can be difficult to test, because dishwashers are usually wired directly to an electrical circuit, rather than plugged into the wall. But at least check for a blown fuse or a tripped circuit breaker.

Door switch The door switch is important because, if it's defective, the dishwasher won't work at all. To reach it, you need to remove the control panel cover, or sometimes the interior liner of the door. If it's defective, you need to completely replace it.

Wiring Often the main wiring connection from the house, at the dishwasher, burns and breaks the connection. If that's the problem, the wires must be repaired/replaced as necessary. If that's not the problem, check the wiring to the door switch, the wiring between the door and the lower part of the dishwasher, and the wiring to the timer. Repair any broken, burned, brittle, or defective wiring, using the proper appliance-grade wire and connectors.

Timer or selector switch Although it's uncommon, the timer or the selector switch may be defective. If so, you need to replace the defective part, because neither of these can be repaired.

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If your fuse is blowing often i would suggest you to move your washer to a different place and try a different plug point.

there may be some fault with your power.

try to sort it out step by step.

thank you

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  • dewan nafees ahmed Sep 17, 2008

    also check your circuit breaker panel for the fuse problems.

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