Where is the thermal fuse on a Kenmore dishwasher?
Considering this, do Kenmore dishwashers have fuses?
The thermal fuse is a safety device that shuts power to the controls off— making the control panel unresponsive to commands— if there's a short circuit in the wire harness. These instructions work for replacing the thermal fuse in Kenmore 665-series, Whirlpool and KitchenAid dishwashers.
Likewise, does a dishwasher have a fuse? Another part in your dishwasher that could be causing it to not start could be the thermal fuse. This fuse is designed to blow if the dishwasher overheats. If this fuse blows, it will need to be removed and replaced to make your dishwasher work. Most dishwashers have the thermal fuse located in the control panel area.
Beside this, why is my dishwasher not starting?
If your dishwasher won't start, the problem could be the door latch or door latch switches. The door latch assembly is used to hold the door closed during the cycle to prevent water from leaking and it also incorporates the door latch switches that supply power to the dishwasher controls.
Can you bypass a thermal fuse on a dishwasher?
Remember to turn the power to the dishwasher off first. The fuse can be checked for continuity if a meter is available. There is a way to bypass the fuse if a meter is not avialble. To bypass the thermal fuse remove both wires and join them together.