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I have a Kenmore Model 665 Elite Dishwasher. I recently had to replace the main fuse. In working on the unit I noticed a thermal vent actuator switch in the vent assembly. What does this actuator do? The only thing I can figure is that it sends a signal to open the soap dispenser based on vent temperature.

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Each time you open and close the door, the actuator switch is working. When the plastic piece breaks off or the actuator switch stops responding, it needs to be replaced.
The door will not detected as closed if the vent door switch gets faulty .
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on one specific model "not yours" to check out the fuse locations a part number 309796 was found and I've included an image. Values of the fuses change based on specific models.

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A typical location is included in the following image.


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