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Heat drying not working/working intermittently.

I have a DU1145tp built in dishwasher (Whirlpool) and I am intermittently getting a failure code (clean light flashes 7 times and pauses) I reset it, and it works for a few washes and then it fails again. The troubleshooting guide tells me to check the heater circut. After a simple check, I discovered the heating element is not heating at all. I'm very handy and can't afford a service call, is there any way to repair this myself? I have had the dishwasher for two years and installed it myself. I can't tell you how angry it makes me to have a major appliance fail within two years. HELP!!

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  • clheureux63 Dec 11, 2008

    There is no lime or scale buildup ANYWHERE on this year and a half old machine. I do not have hard water or any other chemistry issues. If the heating element is not heating at all there is no way that is a lime build-up problem. That could only happen over time, this problem happened without warning or indication of a progressive failure. My heating element is stone-cold during the drying cycle, therefore it has to be a defective element or the circuitry that controls it is malfunctioning. I need to know how to determine which it is and troubleshoot the issue, not guesses at what might be the problem.


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Your ekement needs replaced go to dept have make and model ready! this is and easy fix and can be done tourself!

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  • masterexpert Dec 06, 2008

    if the heating element does not heats up this could also be the problem  It sounds like a lime scale buildup on the element . Try using Lime Away along with your nylon scrubber. Don't put Lime Away in the machine and run it. You don't want to get that stuff all over the dishwasher. Pull the plug first. Once you get the junk off, look the element over closely for a breakdown on the sheath. If you find that, replace the element.
    and the installation procedure
    For you would probably be easier to turn off breaker and pull dishwasher out.. remove the heater nuts on the under side--------

    Ther are nuts on the underside---------

    2 plastic nuts hold the heater in-------

    and then in the same way fit the new heating element.

  • masterexpert Dec 06, 2008

    for the picture of the heating element and for placing an order of 1 heating element 
    click this link


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