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No Power Hey everyone, I have power at the wall, but no power at the dishwasher. the garbage disposal is on the same circuit and it is working. I pulled the fuse behind the control panel after cussing several times seeing that I broke the ribbon cable for the buttons in the process. I do not know how to visually tell if the fuse is blown. Thanks,

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Re: No Power

If it is a Kitchenaid KUDS25 series, there is a thermal fuse located on the upper portion of the electronic control panel. You will need a continuity meter to test it with the power OFF. In addition, check that the door latch switch closes properly and has conductivity across the two spades with the door closed. However, it sounds like you have bigger problems now with the broken ribbon cable...

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