Question about Whirlpool Dishwashers
Trouble shoot light suggests heater element bad, trying to figure how to get present one out. Tried to turn with vice grip but verrrry snug , dont want to make worse , any suggestions, ... part costs 23 bucks
To replace the element you have to pull dishwasher out from under cabinet and then it is easy to replace by taking off the 2 nuts holding it down and removing the 2 wires / larryyb / be sure to kill power to dishwasher before starting
Posted on Dec 05, 2008
Hi and welcome to FixYa,
Initially, pls confirm the model, your post "IUD8000RSO" or could it be "ADP 8000".
Alternately, if things are stuck, might it be possible for you to check for continuity. The actual component need not be removed, just one of the wires leading to it. A DVM or VOM can then be used to check. If there is no continuity, then it could be forced out since it is already defective, however if the continuity proves that it is still intact, then there would be no need to remove the heater. Another component that directly interacts would be the thermostatic switch or fuse. If this is open, then even if the heater is good, the unit will not heat up.
Just a start, do postback how things turned up or should you need additional information. Good luck and Thank you for using FixYa.
Posted on Dec 01, 2008
Sometimes the nuts holdint the element are very tight you can try having someone push down on them while you use a deep socket to remove them or just muscle it out. you shouldnt be able to do damage to the part because it is broken. :) however use the deep socket and muscle it out.
Posted on Dec 01, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Sep 15, 2012 | Whirlpool Dishwashers
The first thing to check is the fuses or breakers in your homes fuse box. If this fuse is blown, it is possible for your dryer to spin but not produce heat. If you've checked the fuses and they are not blown, the next possible cause is the heating element.
To check the heating element, move the back panel of the dryer. You'll need a volt/ohmmeter to check the element terminal. Locate the element and set the volt/ohmmeter on the RX-1 scale. Remove one lead from the element and then place one probe of the volt/ohmmeter on the terminal of the element. Place the other probe of the volt/ohmmeter on the remaining terminal of the element. Look for a continuity reading of the volt/ohmmeter of approximately 2-5 ohms. If there is no continuity reading, the heating element is defective and should be replaced.
Also clean the lint filter every time you use the dryer. Even if the lint filter is cleaned after every load, lint will still accumulate around the dryer's moving parts, the exhaust duct and vent. Each year inspect the vent pipe and vent cover operation. Disconnect the exhaust duct and remove lint from the internal exhaust pipe, the duct and the vent. Make sure the duct has no kinks, where lint and moisture can build-up.
Turn off the power; remove the front and rear panels and vacuum out the lint from around the motor and idler. Poor air flow uses more energy and can cause lint build-up in the internal ducting, leading to a fire hazard.
Please check the bellow links to get a detailed idea as to why a dryer is not heating up, you can trouble shoot your problem after going through the article therein:-
http://www.partselect.com/dryer+dryer-wont-heat+repair.htm Please get back to us if you have further query else please accept the suggestion.
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