A thermal fuse protects a dishwasher from overheating. It is found in electronically-controlled dishwashers and located on the control board. If a dishwasher does overheat, the fuse trips and cuts off power to the contro... More »

A thermal fuse is an electrical switch that is designed to shut off the flow of heat when temperatures rise to dangerous levels. Overheating or malfunctioning can cause the thermal fuse to trip. This safety measure is us... More »

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To replace a microwave thermal fuse, unscrew the exterior panels, locate the fuse, lift it out, insert the new fuse, replace the exterior panels, plug in the microwave, and test the fuse. The supplies requires are a scre... More »

To repair a dishwasher, you must first determine the specific problem. Common problems of dishwashers include water leakage, failure to start and failure to clean the dishes properly. More »

To repair a dishwasher that isn't cleaning properly, it is often necessary to clean the detergent dispenser, spinning arms or inlet valve. Increasing the water pressure to the appliance and using powdered detergent can h... More »

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According to CBS News, a typical dishwasher has a life expectancy of about nine years. This information is important if the dishwasher requires repair. Sometimes it is not advisable to fix an older machine. More »

Individuals cannot recall a dishwasher. Manufacturers or the Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, may recall items forcefully if there are many adverse events reported by consumers. More »

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