Model #66517519201 KENMORE Dishwasher

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Q:

Kenmore Dishwasher Thermal Fuse blew second time. Help track down problem without guess and check.

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Having to replace the same part can be expensive and I am sorry for the inconvenience. I did some research and I was able to find two links that will provide you with some good information. I hope this helps while you wait for your expert response.

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Joseph P. -
April 16, 2012
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I tracked down the real model # which is 66517519201

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Tim -
April 17, 2012
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Hi Tim,

Thank you for submitting a question to Manage My Life.

In your details you state you did not replace the harness that comes with the fuse kit (see image below). That is most likely why the fuse blew again. The manufacturer redesigned the harness connections to keep the fuse from blowing. But to know for sure, you will need to ohm the main harness and the load bearing components (this includes the heating element). The remaining checks will require the use of a volt/ohm meter.

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website; Sears Home Services .

Here is a link that you may use to purchase the fuse kit for your Kenmore model number 665.17519201 dishwasher .

If you have a meter and are confident in your technical abilities please reply below and I will be happy to assist you further.

Landell

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Landell -
Sears Technician
April 17, 2012
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I have a multi-meter that i can check the resistance of components with. I am familiar with this kind of repair work and am comfortable installing any new parts.

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Tim -
April 17, 2012
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thermistor = 48.5k ohms => wire diagram says 48-52k ohms | Drain Pump = 23 ohms => diagram says 16.3 ohms | Heat Element 10 ohms => diagram says 10-35 ohms | dispenser 276 ohms => diagram says 280-340 ohms | vent assembly 1597 ohms => diagram says 600-1800 ohms | fill valve 1052 ohms => diagram says 890-1090 ohms | With the motor I am confused about wires there are 3 wires going to the motor a red with black stripe, a violet, and a green (ground). When I take off the clip the green connects to the casing; the violet connects to a small copper colored wire and a yellow wire (appears to go to capacitor); the red with black stripe connects to a black wire, finally a blue wire and a small black wire are connected next two the others but do not have a lead. With capacitor connected: between blue and yellow wires (15 ohms); between yellow and black (5.8 ohms); between black and blue (9.5 ohms). It is the same when i disconnect the capacitor. The wire diagram says " Run winding 3.7 ohms and Aux. winding 6.25 ohms". The drain pump seems a little bit off and I am not sure what to make of the motor readings. Any help is appreciated.

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Tim -
April 17, 2012
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just wanted to bump this as my wife is getting tired of washing dishes by hand.

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Tim -
April 18, 2012
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Tim,

The readings you have given me on the components are within normal limits (even the drain pump). I am still willing to blame this on the harness not being replaced. When you ohm the motor disconnect the wires and ohm on the motor connectors where the blue and black/red wires connect. You should read approximately 3.7 ohms. No matter how you ohm the motor if you go through the run and auxiliary windings you are going to read 9 + ohms.

I recommend replacing the entire thermal fuse kit. This should keep you from blowing the thermal fuse again.

I hope this is helpful, and if I may be of further assistance please include more details in a reply to this post.

Landell

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Landell -
Sears Technician
April 19, 2012
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I will replace the thermal fuse and follow the directions by clipping the old wires off. I will give an update in the near future.

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Tim -
April 19, 2012
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Tim,

I think that will get you going again. Let me know what you find.

Landell

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Landell -
Sears Technician
April 20, 2012
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Tim,

I think that will get you going again. Let me know what you find.

Landell

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Landell -
Sears Technician
April 20, 2012
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Dishwasher not filling

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A Dishwasher is definitely something we depend and when starts malfunctioning it can be a big inconvenience. I have attached some links below that give great information on way this may be happening. Hope it helps!

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Priscilla V -
May 24, 2011
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Those links for previous answers that Pvalde2 provided in the above response may help you with this problem. I agree that you should check that float in the bottom of the dishwasher tub. If that component is stuck in the "up" position, the dishwasher won't fill.

You can also check your water supply cut-off valve to make sure that it is fully open.

If you find no problems with the above issues, then you could have a bad water supply, failed inlet water valve, wiring failure or a bad electronic control board. A failed door switch or a bad control panel touch pad could also prevent the dishwasher from filling. Reply with additional details if you need more help with this problem.

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website: Sears Home Services .

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
May 26, 2011
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Why does my Kenmore model 66517519201 dishwasher run 2 to 3 hours?

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From the description of the problem this is most likely a normal operation for this dishwasher.

Newer dishwashers use much less water and energy than previous models even though they run 2 to 3 times longer. This is a common complaint about the newer dishwasher because the older ones would run about an hour and finish.

The newer dishwashers have water heat stalls and purges of dirty water that add time to the cycle. Two to 3 hours is a normal wash time for a newer dishwasher and you indicate the dishes are clean so most likely the dishwasher is working okay.

Cycle times can vary on the newer dishwashers. If the dishes are not very dirty and the water is already hot then the cycle might be shorted than a cycle where the dishes are real dirty and the water temperature is low. The dishwasher will adapt the cycle to fit the wash. It may lengthen the cycle or it might shorten the cycle depending upon current conditions.

A cycle of 2 to 3 hours is normal for this dishwasher.

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Fred M -
Sears Technician
July 07, 2009

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