was not producing hot water

ApplianceKitchenAid Water Heater

ModelKHWS160VAL1

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Pliers
Wrench(Adjustable)

Bernard From Arlington, VA

Jan 14, 2014

I turned off the water supply to the water heater.I unplugged the appliance. Disconnected the two water lines. The water heater was simply hanging on the wall, so it was easy to take it out from under the sink. I pulled the thermostat knob out. I opened the top cap and the front plate by removing the screws (4). I then removed the existing thermal fuse and plugged the new one. I proceeded to close the water heater and installed it back using the same steps in reverse. It only took a few minutes for the water to get hot. Thank you to Instant Repairman for the right diagnosis.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Thermal Fuse

Part Number: PS339938

$16.53
In Stock