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Kenmore 16604 In the middle of washing it stopped. No lights will come on and it appears to have no power. I checked the breaker, it's OK. All other appliances and circuits are working in the kitchen. Is there a reset button I can't find? Help!!

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    Wires melted underneath. Cut burnt wires and replaced wire nuts.

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No reset button. Most likely, the thermal fuse went out. This happens if the water inside gets too hot. The thermal fuse is clipped to the electronic board behind the console. The heater thermostat is underneath the tub on the right side. The parts should cost about $25.00 total.
OR: the connection inside the connection box melted itself apart (installation error.) This happens, but not very often. Turn off the breaker. Remove the toe panel and the cover over the terminal box. Physically inspect the connections. You'll know immediately if this is the problem.

Good luck!

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