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Shutdown of DW very near end of drying cycle

Very near the end of the drying cycle, the DW appears to have tripped a circuit breaker (not Earth leakage trip). After untripping the breaker, the DW does not indicate any power to the device and so no longer operates. Is there a fuse on these machines that might also have blown? If so where is it and how do I replace it? I have seen the responses about water leakages causing Earth leakage trip outs, but this does not appear to have happened in this case.

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Re: Shutdown of DW very near end of drying cycle

Good to hear that you got this fixed.

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