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No power to dishwasher

I have a kenmore built in dishwasher part number 154520101 and i have had no problems with it. tonight i loaded it and can not get it to power on. i unplugged it and plugged it back in. i also checked the breaker box and it was fine. do you have any thing else i could try. thanks... mark

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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.

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You can go to partselect,com and type in your model or part number and it will show you a diagram of exactly how it goes together

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