How do I replace the heating element for a Bosch SHU53 dishwasher
My Bosch dishwasher SHU5316UC/U12, installed 3/4/03, had the heating water element go out. I ordered another one from Bosch, but it did not come with installation instructions. The only installation instructions the company sent me were how to install the dishwasher under the counter. I took the dishwasher out, turned it over, looked for an obvious kick plate removal or something. But not wanting to break anything, do you have any hints on how to remove and install a heater in this unit?
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Are you sure its the element, the control boards on them get bad soldering joints and the you get the impression that the element is bad, but its the solder joint that controls the element that goes bad....you can resolder that
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I have an older dishwasher also and recently my wife alsocomplained about it not cleaning right... so me being the man I am tried invain to clean the things... Bought new spray arms online and installed them inminutes...now the thing works like new... However I have also found that if theheating element goes bad then that also can mess things up bad... So I wouldbuy new spray arms, and also check out the heating element to make sure it isworking... Here is a tip that will help you with the online buying...
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A dishwasher's water inlet valve is its most common part to fail. When
your dishes are not being fully cleaned, quite often a faulty water
inlet valve is to blame. Test your dishwasher's water inlet valve, and
if it is no longer functioning as it should, you will have to replace
Water temperature is a key element in achieving clean dishes. A
dishwasher's heating element is not designed to heat the water that
enters it. Rather, the heating element is designed to maintain the heat
of the water that enters the dishwasher. Its a good idea to run the hot
water in your sink for a couple of minutes before you run the
dishwasher. Just to make sure the water is nice and hot before it enters
the dishwasher. If the water is unable to stay hot, it can adversely
affect your dishwasher's cleaning ability.
There is a filter in your dishwasher. Its function is to keep large
particles of food and foreign objects away from the pump. Many of the
newly-manufactured dishwashers have self-cleaning filters, and routine
cleaning isn't a concern. However, some other dishwashers need to have
the filter removed and cleaned regularly. If the filter or grate is
clogged or blocked with debris, it may interfere with the normal
functioning of your dishwasher
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2H is not exactly an "error code", but it does indicate a problem. It means that the machine exceded its wash time by more than 2 hours. This is usualy caused by a failure of the heater, most often caused by a failure of the controll. Remove the control from the door, remove the plastic housing from the control, and check for a bad solder joint on the heater relay.
If you find a bad solder joint, REPLACE the controll.
Or call a qualified service person.
NOTE: The SHU53A dish washer with serial numbers from FD8205 to FD8507 are included in a factory recall. If your dishwasher is one of these contact BSH @ 1-800-586-9226 24/7.
this is common, a lot of bosch dishwashers had circuit board recalls. call bosch to see if yours is one. also if you get the cicuit board replaced, ensure that it is programed correctly when it is installed. main reason dishwasher extent time is to heat to a certain temp. bosch will then average out previous cycles and adjust its times. sounds like your not heating.
Bosch dishwashers run the heating element directly from the control module, which usually causes the solder joint to go bad.....solution, replace the control module, or take the old one out, and repair solder joint
Bosch generally drys through evaporation from hot water rinse. There is a common circuit board issue where a cold solder joint on the heater relay pops.The water does not heat sufficient to evaporate any longer. Consult your manual for self diagnosing trouble shooting codes or go to appliance aid.com. If the board connection is the issue I have repaired several, however Bosch recommends replacement only and sometimes supplies the parts free.