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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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  • Jeff Miner
    Jeff Miner Feb 03, 2009

    Thanks daddy1264,
    I took the control board out and took it to a friend who fixes electronics, he found one bad soldering joint and three that were going bad. He scraped off the green plastic covering to reveal the copper, soldered the points and it works. The heater was not the problem. Thanks for the tip. Now I have to try to send back the unused heater. Bosch already refused to take it back after 10 days. Someone suggested I take it off my credit card.
    Heaterfix


  • hap5
    hap5 Dec 04, 2012

    Where is the control board located? I have model #SHU33A02UC/22

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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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