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 Posted: Sat Sep 12th, 2009 05:37 am
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Didn't see your post, have just pulled it apart to fix it - damn I love this dishwasher, it's so easy to fix.

Anyway, popped out the heater plate, and sure enough the thermal fuse was a bit cruddy, and actually fell off quite easily - just looks old and oxidized, no discernable issues with shorts etc.  On consultation with my dad (as usual), we worked out what type of wire and how many strands to replace it with.  Initially went one strand less than what we worked out to be on the safe side (i.e. would rather it burnt out before a major melt down).  Soldered it in, cleaned up all the mating surfaces for the seals, and put it all back together again.

Doing a test wash now, and no leaks, and water has heated sucessfully, so all looking good.  Will try and find the thread you mention to make sure I haven't missed anything, but all looking good at the moment.

Thx for the help guys.

Last edited on Sat Sep 12th, 2009 05:40 am by m_ouwerkerk