I would love some help with my current challenge.
I have a Kenmore 665.16912001 (aka Whirlpool) Dishwasher. One night, it just plain stopped working, mid-cycle, with water still in the bottom. From that point on, no button on the panel respond at all to any input and no lights are on at all.
Here is what I have tried:
1) tested the thermal fuse with an ohm-meter. it seems to have a connection, although I admit I am not sure what reading I got from it. Could the thermal fuse show a good connection, but still be bad?
2) tested that I have power to the thermal fuse - we seem all good here
3) replaced control board and panel - even with brand new control board and panel - with both items replaced, I still have no joy. good thing they are returnable.
4) door switch... well, i can't really say i tested it... as it fell apart when I took it out. But, i did override it to see if the panel would light up (stupid idea, i know) and I still have nothing. A new switch is on order now. Shows up this week, along with a repair manual.
One other observation... I did notice a small amount water in the floor below the dishwasher when I pulled it from under the counter. It would seem that there is a small leak somewhere.
Does anyone have any other ideas of what to test/try?
Any help is appreciated... my hands are in a consistently pruned state from all the dishes...