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My kitchenaid dishwasher heating element looks as if a coating is coming off of it in a small area. I would like to replace the element...how is easy is it to replace.

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    The heating element in our dishwasher is cracked. How easy is it to replace?

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I just replaced mine. I ordered the part from Kitchenaid and just got it today. I turned the power off at the breaker, turned the water valve off under the sink. Two screws hold the machine in place under the counter top. I slid the machine out about 8-10 inches and disconnected the water supply tubing on the bottom left side of the machine and then was able to pull the whole dishwasher out from under the counter top. on the bottom in the back are two white plastic hex nuts with a wire connection going to each. I pulled the wire connections off each and loosened the white plastic wire nuts. Then I went into the washing tub where the heating elements is. I shook the two contact ends loose and pulled the element out. I put everything back in the reverse of this. You will then need to reset your panel by pressing the sani wash and the heat dry buttons back and forth a couple of times. All the lights will then go on and the machine will reset itself. Give it a go. Best to ya! 

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Thanks a million. I was able to reset my panel by pressing the sani wash and heat dry buttons until panel was all lit. Then I disconnected power. When I repowered, I pressed cancel. Then it started! What a wonderful sound. Thanks again. Grateful soccer mom.

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I think the heating element is not working do i have to replace the control panel also?

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Dishwasher is not drying. Dishes come out dripping wet.

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