Model #66513419K701 Kenmore Elite dishwasher

  • Door And Panel Parts
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  • Control Panel Parts
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  • Door And Latch Parts
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  • Fill, Drain And Overfill Parts
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  • Tub And Frame Parts
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  • Pump And Motor Parts
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  • Upper Wash And Rinse Parts
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  • Heater Parts
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  • Upper Rack And Track Parts
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  • Lower Rack Parts
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  • Lower Washarm Parts
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  • Optional Parts (not Included)
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Question and Answers

Q:

Kenmore Elite Dishwasher Trouble

A:

Thank you for your question and I understand your concern.

Based on your symptom and details it sounds like it may have a blown thermal cut off (TCO). The thermal cut off is located inside the control panel and is key #4 as shown in the image I added below. The part number is 661663 which can be ordered from Sears PartsDirect

The thermal cut off is a temperature sensitive device used for the control panel area for protection. It is intended to open and shut off the dishwasher in the event that the control temperature exceeds the temperature setting of the thermal cut off. It is a non-resettable device and must be replaced if it is open.

In the event that the thermal cut off has opened, replacing the part without determining the cause can result in the replacement thermal cutoff subsequently opening as well. The heater, control and thermostats should be checked for proper operation. Loose wire harness connections can cause the thermal cut off to fail open. Check the terminals on the thermal cut off and the wiring connector for signs of a loose connection such as darkened terminals. In this case the harness or connection must be replaced and installed using proper connection techniques.

When installing the harness connection to the thermal cut off, push the wire terminals straight into the thermal cut off. Do not use a side to side motion or twisting motion. These motions can spread the terminal connectors with the potential to generate sufficient heat during dishwasher operation to cause the thermal cut off to open.

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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Joey S -
Sears Technician
September 21, 2011