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Kenmore 665.16462300 dishwasher - No power

The circuit breaker is not tripped. Fist thing to look at is thermal fuse, then what? thnx John

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SOURCE: Dishwasher tripping the circuit breaker

Andy, leave the breaker off and remove the toe panel (bottom panel) from the dishwasher. Remove the cover of the junction box where the cord connection or wiring is made. Look at the wire caps and see if they are not burnt. Sometimes these connections become loose and arch, tripping the breaker. If so, cut the wires, strip a new end and reconnect. back.

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SOURCE: Kenmore Dishwasher, no power

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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Door switch. If the washer thinks the door is open, it won't run.

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SOURCE: Where is the thermal fuse for Kenmore 665 11073342 dishwasher?

The thermal fuse is located in the front control panel where the circuit board is. You need to remove 4 screws(depending on the type of dishwasher you have) and you will see it. Make sure you change everything not just the fuse but the new wires also.

Hope this fixes your problem

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SOURCE: Dishwasher tripped our main circuit breaker.

It may be that your water pump is leaking on to the motor...

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Why isnt my dishwasher powering up

assuming the power circuit breaker is ok and you are getting power to the dishwasher itself, there are other factors that could lead to an outcome of dishwasher not appearing to be powering up.
The most likely cause is power supply inside dishwasher is faulty, the controller is faulty or simply the dishwasher display panel is faulty.
More likely the dishwasher has suffered a "thermal" trip. The thermal fuse located in the control panel on the door has blown. You may need to replace it. It is item 6 on this diagram

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Wont start or dead dishwasher, no lights, no power, thermal fuse

If you have a dishwasher that is not doing anything, the first thing to check is the incoming power. Make sure the circuit breaker is on and not tripped.

Another place to loose power to the dishwasher is under the sink if it is plugged in to an outlet. It could have come disconnected.

The third place to look is a wall switch. If you have a switch that does not operate a light in the kitchen it may be connected to the dishwasher power source.

If all of these are okay the next place to check is the junction box of the dishwasher. To check here you will want to turn the breaker off first or remove power from the cord before taking panels off. By removing the kick plate or lower panel on the dishwasher you can access the electrical junction box. Many times the wire connectors were not properly installed in this box and over a period of time the connection is lost. This connection should be made by a professional.

If we have power to the dishwasher a common component to fail on many brand such as Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Kenmore, Maytag is the thermal fuse. This device is a two wire heat activated fuse that if tripped will disable the dishwasher. This thermal fuse is attached to the control circuit board that is usually in the console in the upper portion of the door. It can be checked with an ohmmeter just like a regular fuse. When replacing this fuse it may come as a kit with wire connectors, be sure to use all of the parts in the kit. The fuse often will blow due to a loose wire connection on or near the fuse, that is why new connectors are supplied.

A sample image of a typical thermal fuse kit is shown below.


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Getting no power to Kenmore Quiet Guard 587-16163401

Of course, theck the power supply the dishwasher is plugged into. The next place to check is the junction box on the bottom of the dishwasher, behind the toe kick panel. If everything is okay there, then it is probably the thermal fuse located inside the door, attached to the dishwasher controller. If you need a new thermal fuse, you can check,,, or

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No power on the kenmore 17795791

Hello there and welcome to fixya
If you have checked the circuit breaker and tried to reset it whish i highly recommend then the next thing to check is the thermal fuse with a ohm meter
the thermal fuse is connected to the control board and you can test the thermal fuse AP4423189 with a multi-meter AP3873826. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. Hope this helps.
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Jan 18, 2012 | Kenmore Dishwashers

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My dishwasher won't start. I pushed the start botton. It does not light up. Nothing has happened.

Assuming the mains power circuit breaker has not tripped, it is likely an internal thermal fuse has tripped.

Can you please provide the full model no. of you dishwasher

Aug 11, 2010 | GE Dishwashers

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DISHWASHER HAS NO POWER. Was running then then stopped in middle of cycle.


The first thing to check is your breaker box to make sure the breaker did not trip. If that is okay then you may have a blown thermal fuse inside the control panel. I have put together some instructions on this repair. Follow the link and let me know if it was helpful.

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We replaced the heating element and control board

Hi Paul,

First off check to make sure you have incoming power, that the circuit breaker is not tripped or fuse blown, the outlet it is connected to has power, no switch that controls that is off.

If power is going to the dishwasher the most common reason for the unit to be dead like this would be the thermal fuse. The thermal fuse is a device that clips on to the control board you just replaced. It senses the temperature of the board and trips if it gets too hot. My guess is that it either is not clipped on to the new board in the right spot or one of the wire connections to the board or this fuse is not tight and creating enough heat to trip it.

You will need to replace this fuse if it is bad, it will come with new wires for it. Be sure to install the new wires, the kit will have instructions.

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Kenmore dishwasher 665.1603 no power stopped in middle of cycle and has no power.

That dishwasher has a thermal fuse that clips on the control board. The thermal fuse is a safety device, and nothing will run if it is blown. If there is no continuity through it, replace it. They run around $20-$30. If thats not it, remove the kick-plate and check the junction box for loose or fried wires where the wires are spliced together. Also check your house breaker box to make sure the breaker isn't tripped.

Oct 14, 2009 | Kenmore 24 in. 15932 Built-in Dishwasher

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Won't turn on

Make sure there's power getting to the dishwasher. Check for a tripped circuit breaker or a blown fuse. Check the wall socket for power. Sometimes the power cord disconnects at the dishwasher (inside the junction box, behind the bottom kick panel), if this is the case, the wiring must be repaired or replaced.

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