Question about Whirlpool DU943PWK - Multiple Color Built-in Dishwasher
I have a previous post about this unit where a solution, i.e. replace thermal fuse fixed the situation. Now some 3/4 weeks later the unit has stopped again and it appears it is the thermal fuse again. We've used this unit in the same location for over a year now and 'why' would this unit begin to toast thermal fuses, given this is the current problem. I will follow up after finding time to inspect the unit again, but I'll bet it is the fuse again as the unit is stone cold dead in mid cycle as last time with the bottom standing full of water. It appears to go kaput during the rinse cycle... Thanks
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
It sounds like the thermal fuse in the control console has blown.
Turn power off to unit.
Remove the outer door panel and then the console.
Remove the black plastic cover from over the circuit board if it has one.
You should see the thermal fuse clipped to the circuit board housing.
If you have an ohm meter, check for continuity across it, it should read closed.
If you don't have a meter, unplug the wires from it and and hook them together.
Turn power back on to unit, hold door switches down and cancel cycle. The washer should drain the water.
If this doesn't work, check your door switches to make sure they are closing properly.
Posted on Nov 17, 2007
SOURCE: Dishwasher will not drain
Glad that you were able to find something out of place in the check valve ( like the gasket) which in turn was restricting the ball in that check valve from being in the right position. I'd be willing to bet that your problem is solved..
Posted on Dec 08, 2008
hit the cancel drain cycle. Often times the dishwasher drain hose is not installed properly. It must be routed up as high as the dishwasher as soon as it comes out of the unit. May be also that there was a little regular soap or something that made it sudds up. vegetable oil poured into the dw tub will remove the sudds. Try to wash again after cleaning out the sudds and run it again. Thanks
Posted on Apr 04, 2009
Are you replacing the wires along with the fuse? It is important to change the wires too as they are usually the cause for the fuse blowing. Be sure and get the fuse kit that includes the wires.
Is your water too hot? Hot water is fine but too hot of water can cause the fuse to blow over time. The temp should be somewhere around 120 F. Anything over 130 F is way too hot. I personally don't use a long high steam final rinse or high heat because over time the steam and cause the electronics to short as steam and moisture can get into the keyboard and inside panel.
Posted on Apr 08, 2010
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