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    Default Thermal fuse good or bad?

    Model Number: KUDI01ILBL2
    Brand: KitchenAid

    Hi,

    My KitchenAid dishwasher KUD10ILBL2 is acting up wierd since last couple days. Sometime the START button would not work while other function buttons are working ok. I've searched posts that are related to this problem but seems no real solution to this issue.

    I followed all previous posts, reset the power for hours, opened the control pannel and checked continuity for door switch and thermal fuse and found them ok. I also removed all wires and ribbon from the control board then hooked them back up making sure all connections are good. But the START button is still not working.

    This morning, I decided to press the START button again and OMG it work like normal... I really don't know why sometime it work and sometime it does not work? and I'm sure it will not work later tomorrow.

    Back to the question, how do I know when the thermal fuse goes bad? can I do the continuity check? any more troubleshoot on this issue?

    Thanks
    Pat

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    Default thermal fuse continuity check

    tho check the thermal fuse, disconnect the harness and check with ohmeter. You should have contiuity. Also check the door switch(es) for any visible corrosion or discolouration. I would replace if needed.
    Quote Originally Posted by patpsc View Post
    Hi,

    My KitchenAid dishwasher KUD10ILBL2 is acting up wierd since last couple days. Sometime the START button would not work while other function buttons are working ok. I've searched posts that are related to this problem but seems no real solution to this issue.

    I followed all previous posts, reset the power for hours, opened the control pannel and checked continuity for door switch and thermal fuse and found them ok. I also removed all wires and ribbon from the control board then hooked them back up making sure all connections are good. But the START button is still not working.

    This morning, I decided to press the START button again and OMG it work like normal... I really don't know why sometime it work and sometime it does not work? and I'm sure it will not work later tomorrow.

    Back to the question, how do I know when the thermal fuse goes bad? can I do the continuity check? any more troubleshoot on this issue?

    Thanks
    Pat

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    If the thermal fuse was bad, it wouldn't start at all at anytime.

    It sounds more like your control panel keypad is starting to go bad.

    Please check your model# again, I can't get any parts information diagrams to pull-up.

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    Hi Jake,

    The model is KUDI01ILBL2. The START button is working now but who know if it does tomorrow...

    Thanks
    Pat

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    Thanks,

    Here is the parts diagram for your model:
    KUDI01ILBL2
    Diagram#1 part location #1 is your control panel assembly if you need to order it.

    Glad its working good again now.

    Jake
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    Well, it acted up again since 4/2007. All lights are up but the start button won't work. Then works again a few time and now it has no power at all, I have checked the thermal fuse and it definitely went bad (no continuity). I can replace the bad fuse but wonder that the electronic board went bad too since the fuse triggered off? I see no vision of smoke stain or damaged spot on the board.

    Do you think I need to replace the control panel too plus the control board?

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    Hi Pat,

    Its more likely just your control panel I'd replace.

    Turn your breaker off to your dishwasher first!

    Here's the thermal fuse for your model:
    Manufacturer's Number: 8193762

    8193762

    You must use the wiring that comes with it, or it will keep going out!

    Its easy to change, it comes with complete instructions.

    Here's the control panel assembly for your model:
    Manufacturer's Number: 8531239



    Jake

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