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Dishwasher blowing thermal fuse

My Kitchen Aid dishwasher keeps blowing the thermal fuse (fsp 661663) I replaced the fuse and it didn't make it through a cycle before blowing again. What could be the cause

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  • npriest716 Jan 22, 2009

    5th time in 6 months a blown fuse on a new kitchnaid dishwasher installed in a new home. Extremely frustrating and time consuming.



  • gorman941 Jan 23, 2009

    i have same problem, install new fuse and it went out on the 2nd use, it appears it may be related to cookware/hi temp wash cycle, will replace the fuse again and just use the other cycles to see if that works

  • Christopher Morse
    Christopher Morse Mar 11, 2009

    Hi I'm in the same boat. I've had the thing for 3 years and it just started happening. I agree with Gorman941. Seems to happen when I do the "sanitation rinse" mode.

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2009

    I all so have the same problem fuse blows mid cycle changed it 3 times what is the answer besides a new product thanks norm

  • jmoore720 Mar 31, 2009

    Same as everyone else fuse keeps blowing going on third one in last 12 mo.
    John


  • Anonymous Apr 05, 2009

    second time my fuse blew as well ( i have kennmore but made by kitchen aid.) I think this thing gets really hot as i have noticed the insulation melt around some of the power lines. I suspect at times this thing draws more power than anticipated and thus blowing the fuse.

    if i can just figure out what amperage this the fuse is then i can replace it with a circuit breaker switch. the fuses are expensive to replace 20-30 dollars.


  • Anonymous May 17, 2009

    I have the same problem with the dishwasher blowing the thermal fuse and as mentioned, the fuse costs around $20. I went to an electronics store and bought just the thermal fuse for $1.96 and put it in the old fuse housing. In other words, replace the actual fuse in the blown one with a new one of the same temperature rating. The fuse still keeps blowing about every 6 months but at least its not costing me $20. I had the Sears repairman come the first time when the fridge was under warranty and he said that it is a common problem and did not know why the problem occurs. I have 3 fuse assemblies made up and it takes me about 5 mins. to replace a fuse.

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