finally tore down my dishwasher today after getting sick of doing dishes
by hand and striking out on Craigslist. For those of you that missed
the first installment, a transformer exploded a couple streets over late
Sunday night or early Monday morning and blowed up some stuff in my
house (a surge strip, an electrostatic air filter, and my dishwasher.)
I've already ordered (online) a new power supply for the air filter, and
replaced the surge strip and the TVSS breaker that was in my main panel
(the "protected" light was out on one leg.)
Turns out that the failure of the dishwasher looks exactly like the
failure of the air filter; on the power supply board there is a
orangeish-yellow dsc-shaped component soldered onto the board about 1/2"
in diameter, and it appears to have failed with extreme prejudice. Am I
correct in assuming that this is a MOV? Could I just do a component
level repair of this rather than replace the whole board? I really hate
this dishwasher and don't want to spend a lot of money on it. If this
is a MOV, is value important, or simply "bigger is better?" I'm sorry
for the dumb questions, but I'm not particularly electronically
knowledgeable (made it through two EE classes in college and I think
I've forgotten most of what I learned) just trying to get this back up
and running. If Trible's had still been open by the time I got it
apart, I probably wouldn't be asking the question, but if there's a
chance I could fix it today...
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