How do I get to the thermostat at the bottom of the tub? Do I need to take anything apart. Thank you!
Answer Hello John,
There are a few screws you will have to remove to gain access to the limiting thermostat. The kick panel has to be removed. The thermostat you are looking for is mounted to the bottom of the tub. The wires that go to it are orange and blue.
Be sure you don't mistake the thermistor for it. The thermistor is mounted to the bottom of the pump assembly. and does not have orange and blue wires.
Doesn't want to clean all the dishes. I opened the washer while running and the water doesn't appear to be as hot as it should be. Is there a heating element
Answer Bob, Yes, your dishwasher should have a heating element visible in the bottom of the tub 99002360. A couple of things you want to try, make sure the water temperature in the bottom of the tub is at least 120 dgrs.F. on the initial fill of the cycle, and select the temp boost setting on the control buttons, this should insure a water temperature of 140 dgrs. in the wash cycle. An open or weak element is not a common issue in a dishwasher, and is not likely to be your issue. Thanks and Good Luck
Dishes are not drying properly and the sanitize cycle does not come on. We replaced the heating element, did not help. Is it the thermostat or could it be something else.?
Answer Hi John. There are a few things to consider @ complete drying issues. Is the sink water at least 120° when you are loading the dishes? If not adjust the water heater. Is the Rinse aid tank full? This will aid in spotting and drying. Yes, the thermostat has to ohm closed. If it is open, the heating circuit will not work. Ohm out the element and see if it is open or at least 18-38 ohms. If it is open replace the element with part # 99002360. O-rings, sleeves and nuts are not included. For O-rings use Y913079. For sleeves use 99001333. For nuts use 99002208. The thermostat should read closed or 0- ohms. Not open or infinity. Thermostat part # 99001852. Are there any fault codes? Thank You.