The exterior coating that is on the heater element is flaking off, if I'm unable to replace the heater element because the part has been discontinued and is unavailable, can I disconnect the element connections and still use the dishwasher?
Answer Hello Bruce! Unfortunately, this item has been discontinued with no further replacements or cross references available and our company is unaware of any other available sources. We would not recommend disconnecting the element and continuing the use of the dishwasher.
Unable to locate heating element. Will any of the other brands elemnts fit my kitchen aid?
Answer Hi Art. Your part # 4163587, as you know is not availiable. The heaters are very similar, but you realize it is the wattage that you caqnnot exceed. Could you need the thermostat that may be open instead of naturally closed? This part # is 661566. We are sorry that we cannot provide a cross reference part. Thank you.