Question about LG LDF6810ST Stainless Steel Built-in Dishwasher
My unit is about 2 years old and I've had problems with this unit and had the motor and wiring harness replaced under warranty. Since this time the unit has not gotten the dishes clean, or dry and I get a pungent odor out of the unit after about 12 hours. When I interupt the wash cycle and touch the water it is not very hot. I called the technicians back and they told me that there was nothing wrong (yet he had never worked on this unit before and did not have a service manual). LG has agreed to extend my warranty and I'm having another company come to service the unit. Any suggestions on the problem?
As I had the same problem, I worked on my machine and found out the heater unit was not working (it is a brand new machine ! - remark : as I moved overseas, LG did not cover it with their warranty).
But back to what I did : I ran the check program (instructions can be found in the Service Manual) and verified it was sending voltage to the heater on step 36. So I checked the heater unit (in the bottom of the machine) and found it was burned or open. So I ordered a new heater assembly ($40 on eBay), replaced it myself and am completely happy with the results.
Remarks : the heater is powerful enough to heat cold water to the temperatures required (I don't have hot water in the faucet); it seems that the heater also produces heat for the drying cycle (my dishes were completely wet at the end of the cycle before, now they get completely dry). My only disappointment, mentioned by some in the forum, is that the outlet during the drying cycle is in the bottom of the door, so steam condensates into droplets on the kitchen floor. But now I get clean dishes, and this machine is amazingly silent and efficient. Good luck to you !
Posted on Mar 17, 2009
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