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I know where the thermal fuse is, but I do not know how to check to see if is good! How do I do this

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  • nikkicombs Jun 20, 2009

    Hey, it's a dishwasher, and I don't see any wires coming from this thing. It looks more like a circuit. Any suggestions. The dishwasher has no lights or anything coming on. Checked the power supply, the door switch, all appear good.

  • nikkicombs Jun 21, 2009

    I read things wrong daily. The model number is GU980SCGS2. I appreciate all the help you're providing. Also, I know that it has a motor that could be would I check to see if that is the case?



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Hi, You will need to test it for continuity. The fuse should test closed.
Another way to test this is, tape the two wires to the fuse together and plug the dryer back in. See if the dryer starts. If the dryer starts, the fuse will need replaces.
I hope this helps you.please let me know if I can assist you further.


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    Victor Jun 20, 2009

    I am sorry I read it wrong. If you could get me a model#, I can look up the picture of this d/w. If this is a whirlpool make, there is a fuse attached to the board on most madels.

  • Victor
    Victor Jun 21, 2009

    #4 is the fuse



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