Jan 152011

Disconect power before servicing any appliance, failure to do so could result in electrical shock or Death.

On the new electronic control panel dishwashers there is a thermal fuse, this thermal fuse will disable the dishwasher control panel.

Testing  and accessing the fuse is done by removing the screws around the dishwasher door panel, the fuse will be located on the dishwasher control board.

Testing the thermal fuse with one wire disconnected should produce an audible noise from the volt meter, the fuse should have continuity if not it will need to be replaced.

Using the proper repair kit will fix this issue for good, the new kit should come with the appropriate wire harness and installation material.

Several common issues that cause these fuse to trip here the are possibilities:

-Shorted element
-Power surges
-Broken shorted heater wire

Fixing the issue that caused the fuse to trip is necessary to fix the issue. Replacing just the fuse may only lead to you having to replace it in the future.

Assembly the door panel and control panel and test the unit for proper operation. Setting the unit to a wash cycle let the dishwasher run for several minutes, by pressing the cancel button the unit will go into a two minute drain cycle.