Get Answers to your Appliance Repair Questions

Author Topic: whirlpool thermal fuse blown at begining of cycle  (Read 2426 times)

Offline morelboys

  • VIP Member
  • Member Since: Jul 2011
  • Posts: 1
whirlpool thermal fuse blown at begining of cycle
« on: July 29, 2011, 11:15:31 PM »
HELP...blew the thermal fuse today and started smoking.  replaced with new wire kit and fuse.  blew right at begining of cycle again...smoking and pop, with flame. Not sure where to look now.  The first time there was a little black specifically at the fuse, now a little larger area.  Not sure what to do now???

Model GU1500XTKT0

Offline jumptrout51

  • Technician
  • Member Since: Nov 2007
  • Posts: 1879
  • Country: us
    • Buy me a beer through paypal
Re: whirlpool thermal fuse blown at begining of cycle
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2011, 07:18:52 AM »
It would appear you have a direct short circuit in a wire or component.
Check all wires to ground.
Replace the fuse.
Unplug the drain pump,motor and water valve.
Check the ohms on these parts.
If they are in spec and not grounded then start the cycle.
Plug up one at a time starting in sequence with the drain pump then water valve then motor as each one comes up on the timer sequence to see which is blowing the fuse.
Take a Kid fishing.


Whirlpool dishwasher thermal fuse

Started by RAH52

Replies: 8
Views: 24436
Last post April 28, 2014, 03:27:22 PM
by dab147315
675813 Whirlpool Dishwasher Thermal Fuse

Started by AJ

Replies: 0
Views: 6204
Last post July 02, 2009, 07:55:43 AM
by AJ
Whirlpool Thermal Fuse - GU3200XTXY3

Started by tenleyt

Replies: 8
Views: 3149
Last post July 30, 2014, 07:15:27 AM
by Maytag Man 6725
Whirlpool GU2275XTVY0 Blew Thermal Fuse, replaced, blew again, help!?!?!

Started by Matttrick

Replies: 18
Views: 3865
Last post January 04, 2015, 08:09:55 AM
by Matttrick
Whirlpool: continually blowing thermal fuse

Started by washstand

Replies: 2
Views: 495
Last post June 09, 2016, 12:15:54 PM
by washstand
Whirlpool Dishwasher 8193761 Thermal Cutoff (T.C.O.) SERVICE REPLACEMENT KIT Instructions

Started by AJ

Replies: 0
Views: 7840
Last post August 14, 2008, 07:01:21 AM
by AJ