I think the thermal fuse is shot but when I check it for voltage I show 110v from one side to the other. It's like one side of it ( the wiring) is grounded out. This is the second time in one year that this fuse has gone bad. I have also replaced the control panel. Any ideas?
Answer Warren, Check for voltage at the thermal fuse by checking for 120 VAC from each terminal to chassis ground. This will verify if you have voltage in and out of the fuse. Then check and make sure the wiring connections in the junction box on the front frame, behind the lower kick plate and access panel. Make sure the connections are tight and there is no discoloration or melted areas on the wiring. From there check the wiring at the heater element and thermostat. Make sure you have a constant and proper 120 VAC, polarized power supply. Any loose connections and low voltage issues can cause the thermal fuse to open prematurely.
The green "Clean" light continues to blink on my dishwasher. I can not get the dishwasher to run in any program. I have disconnected and reconnected power. It made no difference. I opened up the control panel and checked the thermal fuse (part #6) for continuity and found a closed curcuit. What should I look at next fix the problem??
When the clean light is flashing 7 times then pauses and continues to flash in this sequence then the issue will be caused by a faulty heater circuit. You will want to check the heater, heater connections the thermostat, wiring from the heater to the control board. Also check to make sure that power is going from the control board to the heater. If any of the components have failed then replaced. If the clean light flashes with no pause then the keypad is stuck and would need to be replaced.