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Old 07-01-2013, 06:54 AM
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Originally Posted by spebola View Post
Thanks Joe M for the reply. The water level is good, but the temp is low. Does this mean the heating element is bad?
Spebola, No, This does not mean there is an issue in the heater element.
You can check the element resistance with a multi meter, it should have a resistance of 20 to 30 ohms. But the water temperature is more important at this point. The lower the water temperature in the tub, the longer the "thermal hold" cycle lasts. If the water temperature is 100 dgrs. and it has to heat it to 140 dgrs. you're looking at a "stall" time of 40 to 50 minutes, per thermal hold cycle. You could be adding as much as a couple of hours to the wash cycle.

We've attached a copy of the tech data sheet, so you'll have a better understanding of the dishwasher operation and can conduct the diagnostic tests, and check circuit resistances if needed.

Thanks for allowing to assist you,


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