Kitchenaid instant hot water dispenser no hot water
Craig S. • Sammamish, WA • February 17, 2015
Appliance: KitchenAid Water Dispenser KHWS160JCR2
My Repair & Advice
I replaced the thermostat and thermo-fuse. Our KitchenAid instant hot water dispenser temperature setting started to become unstable heating and spitting out boiling water followed by no heat. I found that the contacts on the thermostat had become badly pitted leading up to a thermo-fuse failure. In the future if this happens I will file the contacts which will give me time to order a new thermostat before it burns out the thermo-fuse. The Thermostat is easy to access behind the front name plate so I don't even need to remove the dispenser from under the counter. If you do need to take out the entire tank to access the thermo-fuse wire, the hardest part is releasing the quick disconnect 1/4" copper tubing feeding water at the top. Trick:Push down on the plastic quick fit coupling using a 1/4" open end wrench fit around the tubing while gently pulling up on the copper tube.