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Re: Whirlpool Gold Dishwasher won't drain
« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2009, 06:31:29 PM »
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Re: Whirlpool Gold Dishwasher won't drain
« Reply #11 on: October 30, 2009, 06:36:51 PM »
There is a thermal fuse in the control console that probably blew. When you open the control panel it will be on the right hand side.

I think this is what jumptrout51 is talking about.

Thermo Fuse

JW, this is a common problem I see with these.
If you click the link above you will see the new thermo fuse comes with two new leads.
This is because the old leads come loose and create a bad connection that creates heat.
The heat from the bad connection blows the thermo fuse.

This is why you need to use the new wire connections that come with the new thermo fuse.

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Re: Whirlpool Gold Dishwasher won't drain
« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2009, 06:47:03 PM »
Yes. That is the one.
I learned the hard way to switch the wires.
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Re: Whirlpool Gold Dishwasher won't drain
« Reply #13 on: October 30, 2009, 06:51:31 PM »
I learned the hard way to switch the wires.

I hate to say it, but me too. :)
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Re: Whirlpool Gold Dishwasher won't drain
« Reply #14 on: October 30, 2009, 07:55:10 PM »
Outstanding
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Re: Whirlpool Gold Dishwasher won't drain
« Reply #15 on: October 30, 2009, 10:17:19 PM »
To: jumptrout51, whirlpooltech, AJ & JWWebster -  many thanks guys for the great info! It seemed there had to be a "fuse" somewhere but I had no idea where or what it could be.  I followed the link you gave me & ordered the fuse & new wires. When it gets here & I get them in I'll let yall know how it goes. 

Again, many thanks for all of your help - and thanks especially for this website!  God Bless yall!

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Re: Whirlpool Gold Dishwasher won't drain
« Reply #16 on: October 31, 2009, 07:26:32 AM »
Please check the existing fuse with a ohm meter. It should read open.
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Re: Whirlpool Gold Dishwasher won't drain
« Reply #17 on: November 04, 2009, 08:17:01 PM »
Evening, folks. I don't have an ohm meter so I didn't get the fuse checked (and I had already ordered the new one before the previous post). So, the new thermal fuse & wiring came today - got it installled and still nothing. No power, no lights. I hate to give up on this since I have $200-250 in it, but don't know what else to do. Gonna check w/ appliance parts place & see if I can return the parts - ?
Any suggestions?  Many thanks!

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Re: Whirlpool Gold Dishwasher won't drain
« Reply #18 on: November 04, 2009, 08:20:53 PM »
Are you sure you have power to the dishwasher?

Take a look in the junction box were the power cord connects to the dishwasher. A wire nut may have come lose or burnt off.

I would also take a look at the door switch's.
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Re: Whirlpool Gold Dishwasher won't drain
« Reply #19 on: November 11, 2009, 07:11:08 PM »
Hey guys - me again.

The wires are connected well - actually the way this place is wired the power cord comes out of the wall from an on/off switch and then I connect them below the dishwasher (yes, the switch is "on".)  So there is juice.

What switches do I check?

Thanks again!

 

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