Dishwasher was repaired in Sept. again in Nov. and has stopped again. The fuse always blows in the same cycle midway thru wash with a little water left in the bottom. Repairman always uses the wiring harness when replacing the thermal fuse. He only warrants the part for only 30 days. He recommends we buy a new dishwasher. This machine is 14 years old. Other than the fuse, unit works fine. Any ideas?
Answer Hello Larry,
The fuse is blown by excessive current flow. For this reason, the technician should have done some tests to determine if the issue is with the unit or in the wiring to it. You see, if there is excessive current flow at the fuse, there is excessive current flow in the entire circuit, including the breaker and the wiring to the unit. It is a common failure for a motor winding to short and cause this but it is just as common to locate a burned wire nut or a bad breaker that can cause the same issue.
When I hit start to run the dishwasher the drain pump comes on for 2 minutes then shuts off nothing else will work.
Answer Hello Dale. Make sure the float is not stuck. If not, replace the control panel 3385741 on the unit. It sounds like it may be bad.