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FIXED KUDS30IVWH3 Kitchenaid - No lights on front panel.

Helix1

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Dec 18, 2011
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Location
Washington
Model Number
KUDS30IVWH3
Brand
KitchenAid
Age
1-5 years
Hello,

Just this am, I went to empty the dishwasher and load her up again and found the water had not emptied from the last run and there was no response/lights from the front panel. I did a bit of sleuthing on my own and checked some to the obvious things:

1. I checked the breaker (it was on) and turned it off and back on - no response.
2. I turned the breaker off, pulled the bottom face plate off and re-secured all the power cables with the twist nuts (one looked loose). No change.
3. With a Volt meter, checked the wire to the DW with breaker on - found 120V :) ...progress.
4. Pulled off the front panel and checked connections - specifically pulled off the thermal fuse to check for continuity. Fuse fried.

So I looked on your site for where I can find a replacement fuse and found it (Thermal Fuse W10258275 Order now for same day shipping. 365 day return policy. RepairClinic.com). Also found the video for checking continuity and watched it just for kicks - but the end is where my concern and question comes in to play:

The dishwasher was full of water when I found it. The thermal fuse I know is to keep the DW from overheating (the element anyhow). The video stated that the fuse failing points me to other systemic problems, specifically short outs from the thermostat or the element. Are there any tips that you can give me to find if it is either of these and how to check them or any other potential problem places? I have no experience with either of these two parts, nor on where to find where the shorts would be.

Best regards,

Joseph
 

Jake

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Hi Joseph,

The new thermal fuse will fix it, just make sure you follow the instructions that come with the new one, there will be new wires that come with it you HAVE to replace as well, its very simple if you follow the instructions.:)

The original thermal fuse wires caused the thermal fuse to go out.

Jake
 

Jake

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Ok Joseph, sounds good, yes keep us posted.

Jake
 

Helix1

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Washington
Problem resolved.

Got the part, installed new thermal fuse and wire assembly (very simple by the way). Gave her a trial run and and all is well.

Wife is happy, life is good :)

Fantastic advise Jake! Thanks again for the direction and support.

Best regards,

Joseph
 

Jake

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Excellent Joseph, good job.:)

Jake
 
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