Dishwasher not working due to a faulty high limit thermostat.

ApplianceKitchenAid Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years


Malcolm From Cordell, OK

Sep 18, 2012

Using a Torx screwdriver, I removed the fasteners holding the control panel/latch section of the door on the dishwasher. I tested the high limit thermostat with a multimeter. Just two terminals, one being power in, the other power out. The part had what I have heard call a "high resistance open". In other words, the power was not getting from "A" to "B". Power in - not out. After cutting power to the unit, I removed the part (just pull it out of the retaining clip and pull the terminals from the part). After receiving the the way, really fast delivery...I reconnected the part (it doesn't matter which wire goes where), pushed the part back into the retaining clip, replaced and fastened the control panel, then restored power to the unit. Runs like new.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

High Limit Thermostat

Part Number: PS382429

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