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I have a Samsung dishwasher model DW80J3020UW that won't power on. Some sites suggested replacing the thermal fuse but I can't find it. It's not on the control panel. Help!

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It is not that easy! When you power on the unit, it runs diagnostics on itself. If it doing that you should be able to hear it If you have it wired directly into the power then you need to switch off the breaker and then turn it on again. Listen for the pump etc and see if it makes noise. If you get nothing at all then you need to pull the unit out from under the counter and use a meter to check the wiring. The wires that run to the control panel flex when the door opens and closes, they break. Check the transformer on the control board. http://www.appliancepartspros.com/samsung-assy-pcb-main-dd92-00033c-ap5800462.html that is a picture of the board and the transformer is on the left half. There may be fuses there but they might not look like you expect.

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    Scott Perreault Jan 02, 2017

    Hmm. Honestly I'm not sure what I'm looking at. If there's a fuse there, I don't know what to pull out! The wiring seems to be intact.

  • Scott Perreault
    Scott Perreault Jan 02, 2017

    OK I just put it back together and flipped the breaker back on and it's working. So apparently in order to fix a Samsung, you just take it apart, stare at it, and then turn it back on.

  • Brad Brown Jan 03, 2017

    ha! loose connection

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Try looking for a fuse in the plug

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