My Whirlpool dishwasher is not working. In touching the control panel get nothing to work or light up. How would I test fuse? Or is this the control panel?
Answer Debbie, You do want to start by testing the control panel thermal fuse 675813 it is a good possibility it's "open" based on your post. Of course you need to remove power to the dishwasher, then remove the screws holding the inner door liner to the door frame. be careful with the wires to the control board, and remove the two wires attached to the fuse. Set your meter to the lowest resistance setting and place the meter leads across the two terminals, you should have a "closed" circuit. If not replace the fuse kit. If the fuse checks "closed" then you'll need to remove the lower access panel and kickplate, and check the wiring connections inside the junction box mounted to the front frame of the dishwasher. If the fuse and the connections in the junction box are OK, then start by replacing the control panel 8274721 it's more likely to be the issue than the control board.