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Kenmore model 16039/665.16039403 will not start...does not appear to have power

My Kenmore model 16039/665.16039403 is just outside of warranty and will not does not appear to to be getting power because the lights on the console will not light at all. I have confirmed that power is getting to the unit though. Does this mean the control panel is dead? Thanks in advance for your time and assistance.

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  • rsavage Jul 28, 2008

    I have a Kenmore dishwasher model 665 (black, approx 4-5 years old) that acts like it is not getting power as pushing the buttons does nothing. It has not been "acting up" rather it just acts as though it has been unplugged. I have removed the front bottom panel and confirmed that power, and water, are getting to the unit. Any idea's?

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    My Kenmore 16039 dishwasher won't latch. It appears the latch is broken. How do I replace it?


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There is a thermal fuse located on the electronic control board housing that may have failed.This replaceable part (gray or white) is clipped on to the side of the housing.

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