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I have a Whirlpool Quiet Partner 3. It sat up for a few months because the control panel went out and it took a while to save up and order a new one. Now it blew the thermal fuse. I put a 15amp automotive fuse in it to try it, and it runs until it fills up and blows the fuse again. I am trying to figure out how to test the motor and the heating element to see if they are shorted. My local repair shop told me that they want to replace my new panel with their panel first, and that after that


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A 15amp automotive fuse is rated for a 12VDC system in an automobile, not a 125VAC houshold electrical system in an appliance. I don't think your automotive fuse can handle the start current being drawn by the main wash pump as the dishwasher starts. I would recommend you replace the thermal fuse in the dishwasher with an appropriate replacement BEFORE assuming you have a problem with anything else in the dishwasher.
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\015\012Some Whirlppol manufactured dishwashers had a noted problem with the thermal fuse. The gauge wire used in the control panel would heat up and cause the thermal fuse to blow prematurely. The manufacture's answer was to provide a replacement kit that you were to splice in place that had a larger gauge wire. The thermal fuse replacement kit for Whirlpool dishwashers can be purchased at any of the following websites:
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\015\012The thermal fuse should be listed under the "Control Panel" parts listing. The average cost is usually about $15 or less.
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\015\012If you have questions, please post back with your MODEL NUMBER and let me know.
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