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665.12763K314 Kenmore Elite Dishwasher - No Lights or Power - Thermal Fuse?

Blast

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Model Number
665.12763K314
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Sears Kenmore
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Hello,

I have a Kenmore 665.12763K314 Dishwasher. There is no lights on the display, looking around, it appears to be a Thermal Fuse.

Does anyone have any disassembly instructions on how to remove the panel?

Thank You!
 

Jake

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On this model you don't have a seperate thermal fuse, its integrated into the control board. Usually the problem is the keypad assembly if you have 120 volts in the main junction power box underneath the dishwasher.

First verify 120 volts in the main junction power box underneath the dishwasher, Where you house power line connects to the main electrical of the dishwasher, Across Black and White should read 120 volts. There should be 2 wire nuts that connect the main power line to your dishwasher in the junction box underneath the dishwasher. Just remove the very bottom access panel and you will see that junction box. I've seen those wire nuts come loose and cause this problem, when the installer doesn't tighten them properly.

You'll need a multimeter to check for 120 volts: Digital Multimeter

If you get 120 volts at those wire nuts then continue doing this below:

A blinking LED over one of the keys of the keypad (or sometimes a “dead” keypad/console) indicates one or more key switch lines are stuck or shorted on the control or the keypad. To determine if the control or keypad is faulty, do the following test:

Unplug dishwasher or disconnect power. Open the dishwasher door. Open console and disconnect the keypad ribbon connection from the control or the LCD module. Make sure all other connections are made. Put console back together. Do not close the dishwasher door. Plug in dishwasher or reconnect power. Wait at least 10 seconds then close dishwasher door and monitor the control’s response.

➔If the control board is OK (no longer sees shorts with the keypad unplugged), it will respond by turning on the drain motor for 2 minutes. Replace the keypad if the control responds OK.

➔If the control board is not OK (still sees shorts with the keypad unplugged), then the drain motor will NOT respond. If drain motor does not start within 10 seconds, repeat or verify that all steps were followed, and then replace the control board.

Here's the control panel keypad assembly for your model:
To get access into the user interface and control board, just remove all the console screws, then the console should pull off.

Jake
 

Blast

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Thanks Jake.

I disassembled the panel, it didn't work. Took off control board, opened it up, nothing looked fried.

Put it all back together, it magically worked!

Can't complain!

Thanks!
 

Jake

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Ok, sounds good.

Jake
 
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