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Whirlpool DW heating element removal mod.#iud8000rso

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

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  • rokloj Dec 01, 2008

    hi,

    Thanks for getting back...

    Seem to be metal. Part diagram looks what seems to be like a gas filter on a car... sleeve- with plug in posts on bottom.I did try with pliers and did see some particles come off ;like dust..parts diagram shows cylindrical nut under top " retainer" wish I could draw diagram .

    This is a model IUD8000RSO/ whirlpool Part #AP4325066, Has a pretty good diagram, but ????? Its so snug I really dont want to make matters worse by forcing without consultation...

    Anything You can offer will be much appreciated...

    Thanks Richard

  • rokloj Dec 05, 2008

    The heating element is round and the ends actually go into the bottom of washer: there are round "fasteners" which the element go thru.. No way to use box wrench,only way to turn them is with channel locks ??? what is under the tub, and do these fasteners screw out , or pulled upward like a plug? How do You get the heating element out ?

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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

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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.

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    Louie Role Dec 04, 2008

    Hi again,



    Any updates or developments so far?





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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.

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These nuts are located under the dishwasher and you probably have to remove the dishwasher from the cabinet to access them.
- The part number for the heater (including two rubber washers) is AP4325066

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    futureloginn Dec 01, 2008

    try the following links -----

    http://www.appliancepartspros.com/Applia...

    http://www.repairclinic.com/0088_9_1.asp...

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