The dishwasher is not drying, I have checked continuity in the heating element and it checks out fine no open circuit, but does not get hot. the vent flap motor rotates the flap at the beginning of the dry cycle. The vent blower motor did not come on during the dishwasher cycle.
You will want to check power at the main control board on the J2 connector from pins 5 to pin 9 for 120 vac. If there is 120 vac then check the wiring down from the control board to the heating element. Do a continuity test of the wires. If there is continuity then the wires are good and if there is no continuity then you would need to repair or replace the wiring. If the wiring test good then the heating element WD05X10010 would be the issue and need to be replaced. If the control board does not have 120 vac on the J2 connector between pins 5 and 9 then the control WD21X10222 is faulty and would need to be replaced.
How do I install a replacement heating element?
Answer Hello Fitz. Remove the unit from the cabinet and make sure power is off. Remove the wires and nuts from the heater and slide up and out of bracket. Install new heater in reverse order.
The heating element stayed on after the cycle completed.
Answer Hello Bob. If the element is on and the only way to turn it off is with the breaker, you will need to replace the control module WD21X10371 on the unit.
Dishwasher is leaking from the coil element. How can I stop the leak? Is there a special gasket to put on?
Answer Hello Authnel. Check and see if the gasket on the bottom of the element is bad or if the nut is loose on the element. If so, replace the part that is bad on the unit.
Our element appears to be rusting open the back, still heating as far as we can tell. Do we need any other parts other than 101 and will it come with installation instructions?
Answer Hello Randy. You should just need the element WD05X10010. These are not hard to replace, just disconnect the power and remove the nuts securing the element in the unit. Once the nuts and wires are removed from the element, you can remove the element from the inside of the dishwasher and replace the element.
Is there a good product for removing hard water/soap scale from this element? I am trying to avoid it flaking off and plugging other parts. Also, will this scale negatively affect the function of the element? Thank you. Awesome site. You've saved me time, hassle, and money. I'm loyal unto the end.
Answer Hello Steve. The build up will not effect the function of the heater. However, here is the part number for dishwasher magic TJ104. Use Dishwasher Magic Once A Month To Remove Stains, Odors. Kills Germs. Also Helps To Remove Calcium & Rust Build Up. Safe For All Plumbing And Septic Systems. Hope this helps.