I'm noticing black spots on dishes. I ran a couple of cleaning agents through, with no avail. Even when all dishes are clean going in, I still have some black spots when complete. My theory is that the heating element is breaking down and causing the black spots. Is this a common sign? Should I look elsewhere? Thanks.
Answer Andrew, You need to look elsewhere. Check and make sure the water is hot enough(120 dgrs.F.) on the first fill, at the start of the cycle. check and make sure you're using the proper amount and type of dishwasher detergent and rinse agent. Remove the lower wash arm,filter and filter plate and check for debris in those components. Sudsing and foam, and low water temp, can and will leave deposits on the dishes. wree the element at fault, it would be visibly apparent, there would be guages,dimples, and vacant spots in the element.
Do washers/seals and nuts come with a new heating element or must they all be purchased separately?
Answer Hello Bill, the element should have the washers with it and if they're not damaged, you should be able to re-use you old mounting hardware. Thanks!
How do you remove the part and install the new one?
Answer Hello Lysiak. Remove the toe panel off the bottom of the unit and make sure the power is turned off. Then remove the wires from the element and unscrew the brass nuts off under the bottom of the unit. Open the door and lift the heater and remove it from the brackets inside the unit. Install the new heater 154825001 into the unit.