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 Posted: Wed Feb 28th, 2007 12:46 pm
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I recently replacd the door latch handle on our Kitchenaid dishwasher.  I cranked her up and everything seemed to run fine.  For some reason it shut down without totally completing the entire wash cycle.  The control panel is dark and I can't get it to start up again.

I checked the door switch and it seems to work (there's continuity when the switch is pressed).  The switch also seems to depress/activate when the door is shut. 

I also checked the fuse on the control panel,  it has continuity too.  The door switch and fuse were replaced within the last year.

One last question:  I replaced the rubber door seal a few months ago.  I didn't use any glue or sealant, just pushed it into the channel.  We've had some problems with it sticking to the stainless steel door and pulling out when the door is opened (after the cycle).  Any suggestions about a treatment (petroleum jelly, silicone, etc) I can use to eliminate the sticking?

I might also add since we replaced the seal the door has been more difficult to close.  I assume this had something to do with the handle breaking.

 

Any suggestions, short of throwing the darn thing out, would certainly be appreciated.  Thanks.

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Now's the time you go to live tests and see if you're getting 120vac up through the thermal cutoff at the control board. 

I've not had problems with the door gaskets sticking to the stainless.  Try cleaning the surface where the gasket meets the stainless.  Use a cleaner like 409 to remove any grease or film.



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The saga continues.. I rechecked the thermal fuse the right way, (disconnected the wires before testing).  Found it blown and replaced it.  Everything worked fine.

The first cycle after replacing the fuse was complete and OK.  It shut down again sometime during the second wash.  The control panel lights are out so I assume the fuse blew again.

There was, what looks to be, a full wash load of water in the system each time it shut down.  I assume the problem is being caused by a faulty sensor or heating system causing the overheating.

Over the last year or so I've replaced, or had replaced, the thermisistor, heating element (kit), control panel, door switch, door handle and two fuses.  This will be the third fuse.

Do youhave any suggestions or do you think it's time I break down and get a real repairman to look at the unit?  I'm afraid this is another one of those time when it's costing me more to do the work myself.

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 A few years ago,  my a friend had a similar problem  on his KitchenAid dishwasher,  and he replaced the thermal fuse several times.   He decided to bypass this fuse,  and the dishwasher has been working fine for many years since.

This is NOT a proper repair - but I just wanted to throw that out there!

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Econo Appliance wrote:  A few years ago,  my a friend had a similar problem  on his KitchenAid dishwasher,  and he replaced the thermal fuse several times.  

When you replace the thermal fuse, you must also replace the wires that attach to the thermal fuse. The heat generated by the bad connection at the fuse loose terminals is enough to keep blowing replacement fuses until the connections themselves are replaced.... the replacement fuse should come with the the replacement terminals, do not discard these, but use them!





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Fuse kit with wire harness and instructions

*Always use new wiring harness.
(The manufacturer has replaced part number 8269213 with this item, part number 8193762.)




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That could be the problem.  I didn't see any use for them so I threw the replacement wires out both times I changed the fuse!  Think I'll try one more fuse before considering bypassing it.

 

Thanks.

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I realize this is an old post but thought I would add two items I experienced.

I replaced a thermal fuse three times before realizing that one of the white plastic female solderless terminal connectors was hot and blowing the fuse. Changing the connectors with the wiring in the fuse kit solved the problem.

I replaced the door seal after the customer complained it was sticking to the door. I put a newer, slightly different style in, and I also scrubbed the face of the door that comes into contact with the seal. After checking back with the customer, I learned that the new seal was causing water to leak at either or both corners at different times, and he elected to put the old seal back in (after thoroughly cleaning it) and the unit runs fine now. Hope this helps someone...

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