Portable Whirlpool Dishwasher WDP350PAAB3 heat issue

FDJames

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Model Number
WDP350PAAB3
Brand
Whirlpool
Age
1-5 years
So we get no heat. I test the heating element and it has NO continuity at all. So I figure this is an easy fix and replace it. Still no heat. I test the thermostat and it seems to have good continuity. I take a look at the control board and notice that four wires leading into it look fried. In the image you can see the connector on the bottom right corner. So...is there no thermal fuse on this model? What on earth happened here? Do you suppose the board is fried and needs to be replaced? Any other advice?

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FDJames

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Also - if I replace the board, what about that plug? Looks like it will need replacing as well, but where do I find that?
 

Jake

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The thermal fuse is integrated into the control board on this model.

Here's the control board for your model you can order:
Control Board W10804120


You can cut the plug off and buy some female electrical terminal spades and direct wire it to the control board without using that plastic plug.

Jake
 

FDJames

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Thank you Jake! I'll give it a try! Do you think that as long as I am seeing continuity in the thermostat that I don't need to replace it? Could the heating element burning out cause this?
James
 

Jake

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If the hi-limit thermostat has continuity, then its fine.

Could the heating element burning out cause this?
Yes, possibly.

Jake
 
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