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.
I located the diode (had to buy 10 of them) on eBay for $.45 ea. What are you trying to sell for $38? Also, the solenoid ohms out correctly, so I'm not replacing it unless it blows one of my diodes!
Also, the solenoid ohms out correctly, so I'm not replacing it unless it blows one of my diodes!
Answer Hi John. I apologize as my breakdown does not supply me with specific Zener diode information. With the previous spec's you provided, this was the best I could do. I was just trying to help because sometimes you get what you pay for and I was hoping in all honesty that this kit would help. Keep in mind that newer dishwashers do not come with diodes. My opinion is that you might have a pinched wire at the lower part of the door where it opens and closes with the door. Access the inner door area (remove the inner door panel), and investigate the wire harness as it passes under the door and to the frame. There might be a pinched or shorted wire in that area. Thank -you.
The diode says (Reading from it) 1.5KE220CAMFG code 0144THANKS! Needless to say, G E wants to sell me a new dishwasher!!
Answer Hi John. We have a zener diode kit part # 102-003. G.E. has the same part number for your water valve part # WD15X10003. You need to replace both parts as mentioned before. I hope this helps. Thank you.
I have just disconnected everything and, for troubleshooting purposes, bypassed the flood switch with a 5a circuit breaker.I hit the start button, and popped the breaker. I guess my question is, am I back to a bad control module?
Answer Hi John. There is something either blown, or shorted with your unit. The power normally First goes through your door switch, then to your flood switch to allow your water valve to first fill your unit. If you can remove your inner door panel and take a peak at your control board, you might find the issue there. Are there any shorted wires at the bottom of your unit since mice seem to be attracted to water areas and will chew on wires shorting them out. It seems like you are possibly at the need of a certified technician that you can find in your local yellow pages. If you can find your wiring diagram either in your toe kick panel or at the control panel area, then this might help. Thank you.