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Recall on like Dishwasher--when they repaired mine I think the put in bad part

I was just on the Whirlpool website, who makes my Kenmore dishwasher. I just remembered they came out over a year ago and replaced parts near heater/motor. Looking at the recall I think this maybe what's causing my thermal fuse to blow. What do you think?? Thanks for the help! Gina

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SOURCE: Thermal fuse for Whirlpool Quiet Partner II

mantal, first thing I would check would be the power connections. I have seen a lot of these fuses blown because of loose wire nuts to line and nuetral. If that is ok, suspect one of the componets overheating. Ohm out the motor windings, with the capacitor disconnected. Should be around 3-7 ohms, run windings, 6-10 aux. windings. Check the tech sheet behind the toe panel to make sure. Next, heater element. Look for damaged element. Should ohm at 10 to 30 ohms. Leads disconnected, power off on all tests. Look for any loose connection on any harnesses. Catriver

Posted on Sep 03, 2007

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SOURCE: Kenmore Dishwasher, no power

There will be a thermal fuse located on the electronic control board housing that may have failed.This replaceable part (gray or white) is clipped on to the side of the plastic housing.

Posted on Jun 22, 2008

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SOURCE: Kenmore dishwasher Troubleshooting

Watch the light closely. If it blinks 7 times then pauses, this indicates a heater or door latch issue.

  • Press the following buttons in sequence: Hi Temp Wash, Heated Dry, Hi Temp Wash, Heated Dry, Hi Temp Wash.If this doesn't work, check the tech sheet. (should be stuck to inside of the bottom toe panel)
  • All lights should illuminate then a diagnostic sequence will start.
  • Listen carefully, as soon as you hear the water begin to fill, open the door and feel the heater. if cold, check the heater for continuity (should be around 10ohms)
  • Also, bend the door catch on the dishwasher tub downward, this will engage the door latch better. Don't bend too far as it will hit the door while closing.

Posted on Jun 23, 2008

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SOURCE: Where is the thermal fuse for Kenmore 665 11073342 dishwasher?

The thermal fuse is located in the front control panel where the circuit board is. You need to remove 4 screws(depending on the type of dishwasher you have) and you will see it. Make sure you change everything not just the fuse but the new wires also.

Hope this fixes your problem

Posted on Feb 20, 2009

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SOURCE: Have kenmore quiet partner 1 dishwasher. Fuse

You didn't list model number. remove screws on inside of door to have access to controls. There should be a thermal fuse square object with two wires attached. Some brands now come with short pigtail wires, so bad terminals are eliminated. IF it's a kenmore, then go to You can see parts diagram there.

Posted on Aug 05, 2010

SOURCE: kenmore dishwasher 13749 needs a new electronic control panel

I have a similar problem. The control panel buttons are peeling off. It seems like a manufacturing defect rather htan steam damage. Did you replace the panel?
Thank you. Michele.

Posted on Oct 23, 2011

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