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Member Since 30 Jun 2008
Offline Last Active Sep 06 2014 09:47 AM

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KitchenAid Dishwasher KUDS011JWH0 - Thermal Fuse Blown

18 May 2014 - 04:00 PM

Replaced the thermal fuse, heater element and control board as a pair a few days ago.  Everything went in fine and the dishwasher worked fine for half a dozen or so cycles.  Today it was in a cycle where I had set High-Temp Scrub and Sani Rinse and the fuse blew.  No apparent indications of anything wrong on the control board.


The previous failure mode was a blown K2 relay and control board damage apparently related to a heater element issue.  The thermal fuse had blown also.  I replaced all three.


I watched the video about replacing the new thermal fuse and noted two things.


1. I did not clip the old connectors and use the new harness when replacing the new fuse as they seemed to fit just fine.  If that is important, I will use when I replace the new fuse but I'd sure like to know why/how that makes any difference and if that explains why mine blew.


2. I notice on the video that the control board in the video has a cover shield.  My dishwasher does not and the open control board faces the back of the metal door panel.  Made me wonder if the heat from the inside of the dishwasher during the sanitary wash/rinse made the inside of the door panel too hot and ultimately caused the fuse to blow.


Any thoughts why the fuse blew and what I should do about it.  What temperature is the fuse set to act?

Dishwasher Door Switch 8269209 - Anyone got a picture?

09 May 2014 - 06:43 PM

For a KitchenAid Dishwasher Model: KUDS011JWH0


Taking the front panel off and the door switch came apart.  Got all the pieces but can’t figure out how to put the switch back together.  I know I could buy another and it isn’t the cost – I wanted to get the project done and if I can't it will be next week.  ;(


Anyone got a picture or diagram of how the little parts go together inside?

KitchenAid Dishwasher KUDS011JWH0 - Water Not Heating

02 May 2014 - 08:35 PM

The water never heats despite running in Sani-Wash mode.  The obvious is of course the heating element but I wanted to see if there any other checks or diagnostic modes I can tun to verify before I purchase one.  When I pull this thing out I want to have all the parts ready I'd need even if I might have to send some back.  Heating element the likely issue?  Any other parts I should have handy?


What say the experts?


Thanks to all.



KitchenAid Dishwasher Overflowed - How Come?

26 April 2014 - 08:31 AM

Dishwasher overflowed and chaos followed soon after.  I opened the door and manually cycled the float switch a few times and then hit "Cancel".  The dishwasher drained OK and all was good.  I ran disposal and it wasn't full of food.


I am of course twitchy since it seems it could occur at any time.  I didn't think to check at the time to see if anything might have fallen through the lower rack and was holding the float down.  It has run a few cycles since without incident.


So the question is - should I replace the float switch?  Do they have a reputation for sticking as they get old?  Any other ideas?





Kenmore 110.28892790 Washer Agitates After a Whack

04 September 2013 - 07:05 PM

Using the Super wash for 14 minutes of wash cycle -

Washer fills and then does nothing.  Timer moves on but no agitation except the owner.

A knuckle whack in the timer area and it starts to agitate like it should and goes for a while and then takes a break.  The cycle finishes but of course the clothes barely got washed.


Me thinks it is a timer issue as it is the original one but I wanted to see if any other ideas before I dropped some $ on a new timer.

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