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How to remove a thermal fuse from whirlpool dishwasher

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  • rbhome Feb 13, 2012

    what is your model #? Most thermal fuses are mounted in the control panel, so you have to unscrew the top of the door to remove the top panel. 

  • Vicky Feb 14, 2012

    Where would you find the thermal fuse on whirlpool dishwasher model du900pwkq0?



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Your drain is gummed up and it may be the hose too. First remove the trays. Then, clean out everything from the bottom of the inside dishwasher pan. Also clear the drain hole in it. BE CAREFUL THAT YOU DO NOT CUT YOUR SELF ON ANY BROKEN GLASS THAT MAY BE IN THE BOTTOM. Next, go under your sink (or where ever the hose hooks your dishwasher into your drain) remove the hose and clean around both sides of the connections (be sure to replace it exactly how it was to prevent leaks-also check for leaks during and after your first test run). Lastly, run the washer empty using only 1/4 of vinegar. Hope this helps!

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SOURCE: causes of a blown thermal use and a whirlpool gold dishwasher

Your lint vents in the dryer are clogged.
Your connecting vent on the rear is clogged.
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SOURCE: where do you get a thermal fuse for a whirlpool

try your local appliance repairer centre or google the makers website...they will send or tell you of local stocker of service parts.

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SOURCE: I have a Whirlpool DU1055XTSS

water is getting on the wiring somewhere, take it apart right after a cycle and see if you have a door leak, or the motor is going bad

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SOURCE: I have a Whirlpool DU1055XTSS


If the thermal fuse is blowing, that means that there is overheating.

Common causes for overheating are:

Thermostat cutting off too late.
Plugged element.

Plugged element means that the element stays always on because of a contact. Usually you can realize if the element is plugged. Problem concerns wiring, for this reason I mentioned even if element was replaced. I do not think that this is the problem.

Second common cause is a thermostat cutting too late, or completely shorted. Consequence will be overheating. Problem is different to find out by testing, as thermostat must be tested reading impedance at different temperatures. If thermostat is shorted it will never open.

Replace the thermostat, that will probably fix the problem.

Here part:THERMOSTAT (Hi-Limit Thermostat)

Thermostat is part 30 in diagram below, click on the picture to enlarge:


If you repute my solution helpful, then please take some times to accept the solution. Providing good repair tips requires time and skills, and your feedback is important for us.



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If your fairly mechinacally inclined and want to check that,remove the screws from all around the inside of the door when its opened,seperatae the inner/outer door panels and remove the cover off the control board and check for contunuty on the thermal fuse. THe first thing to do before taking apart the door is TURN OFF POWER TO DISHWASHER AT THE FUSE PANEL.
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