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Kenmore Mod# 15812990. the thermal fuse inside the door panel blows during the rinse cycle, help please

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  • ronnied44 May 04, 2010

    FixallPhil, Followed your suggestion of replacing the wires & fuse. I also cleaned all the terminals on the door switch. The foam seal around the vent were in place. Aslo did not notice any discoloration on any of the terminals on the control board. It started up OK and completed the cycle as it has before. I would like to keep this communication oper until we have ran a few cycles thru the unit, probably will be a couple of weeks from now. Thanks for response and hope it works.



    Ron,

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Hi,

The thermal fuse blows due to over temperature. In almost every case where it blows it was due to a poor wire connection to the thermal fuse or a wire connection on the control board, or lastly on the door switch.

The thermal fuse should come with a small wire kit. Be sure to use this kit when replacing the fuse so that the wire connections to the fuse are tight and will not over heat when the machine is drawing the most power (typically in the heated wash or rinse). Look closely at all the wire connections to the control board and door switch, if any are discolored clean and tighten the connection.

Lastly on the left side of the console is the vent for steam, make sure the foam seal is in place around that vent so hot vapor is not migrating to the board area causing too much heat.

Let me know if you need more help on this.

Posted on May 04, 2010

  • Philip May 04, 2010

    Hi Ron,

    Yes, it is fine to leave this open and if you have questions you can respond here and when I am on I will be happy to address them.

    This repair is a troublesome one for many technicians, but I have had pretty good luck when replacing or tightening the wire connections around the t-fuse.


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