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Smegsa627x dishwasher running through complete cycles but not heating . element showing correct ohms . active side of tst closed , neutral open , could this be the problem ?

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It can be the problem of thermostat.

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This has all the hallmarks of restricted airflow. With the dryer running, check the vent outside. The flaps should be open and there should be a strong flow of hot moist air. Sometimes birds will make nests in there.

Thermostats don't read in Ohms. Ohms are units of resistance, thermostats are either open, with full continuity or closed with no continuity. Elements show ohms, because the resistance causes heat.

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Hi Barry. Most of the times the problem is the temperature sensor located near to the heating element, at the bottom side of the appliance.

Before going for the sensor check pressure at faucet. Make sure that hot water is correctly connected and that there is pressure. If inlet is double, check water temperature at hot faucet. Test the appliance running hot water for a couple of minutes before starting the cycle.

If that is not the problem, then the heating element and thermostat must be removed from the appliance and tested. Testing is done reading impedance respectively across thermostat and element contacts. If any of the two parts returns Ohms infinity (circuit open), then the part must be replaced. If the parts comprised in the heater assembly are OK test wiring and timer board.

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Our dishwasher is not dispensing the soap. I have tried using the cubes (stays in wells), tried powder (it turns to a cake of soap) and I have tried liquid but you could see it ran down the door. Some...


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Dishwashers use Bi-Metal strip to allow the dispenser to open/close. This strip when heat up causes the soap door spring to open up the dispenser. If this strip is not heated doesn't allow the door to open. The strip may not be getting 120V or maybe disconnected. Newer (plastic liner) dishwashers use a wax motor to open the soap dispenser. The plunger inside the wax motor slowly moves and pushes the plunger and door open. And, if this wax motor doesn't receive 120 volts, then it'll not work. Please check the voltage to the wax motor/Bi-metal strip; also inspect the connections to these. Dishes are not clean if water is hard or when more detergent is used than needed, try filling detergent cup half way. Try using white vinegar after the wash cycle is complete, run a complete cycle. Also turn down the heat on the hot water fed to the dishwasher. Try using water softener for better results. You can also add vinegar in the final rinse cycle. Make sure that your soap dispenser drawer is opening and closing fine. Hope this helps...
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Dishwasher won't stop running.


Hello there:Its possible your thermostat may be bad, you can ohm it for continuity, take the wires off it first of course.

With the wires off you can even jump it by taping the wires together with electrical tape and run it through a cycle and see if that solves the problem
if not than i would check the heating element
If your water is hot coming into the dishwasher, it should be about 120-130 degrees, and if it is not these temps this would cause the cycle take 3 times longer to finish , then its possibly a bad heating element.
You would need to ohm your heating element for continuity, a good element should show 30 ohms or less.

Make sure the breaker is off to your dishwasher first. Its likely the electrical terminals are in the very back, so you'll likely need to pull your dishwasher out to ohm the heating element. Take the heating element wires off first before testing the element for continuity.

But first feel your heating element all around inside your dishwasher, if you feel bumps on it or pits in it, its definitely your element thats
causing your problems ok
Hope this is very helpful for yo
Best regards Michael

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One side of the element powers from the timer and the other side from the motor . Remove one wire from the element , and check which wire is not getting 120 V . Trace the wire NOT getting 120V and it will lead either to the timer or the motor , providing that the small t-stat looking piece (thermal cut-off) located close to the top of the heater box , shows continuity . If it does not , then pt # 3392519 is for it and the hi-limit t-stat . If you replace it , then replace both that come in the kit .

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No heat - element measures 31 ohms is that correct ?


31 ohms is probably a good value for an element rated at about 500W. Dishwasher washing cycles use the heating element to keep the water hot during a specific cycle but not necessarily all cycles. Probably you have to select the cycle that deposits the soap. There is also likely a temperature switch in series with the 120 volts that is applied to the element during the cycle. Other cycles may not use the heating element. Be careful about where you put your fingers.

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The place where u place the soap won't let all the soap out why


hello. i can help you.
When the detergent cup doesn't open, check these:

Timer
Bi-metal switch or wax motor
Detergent cup, itself
Timer On many dishwashers, a plastic actuator arm mechanically links the timer to the detergent cup. When the timer reaches the proper time in the cycle, the timer activates a lever that opens the detergent cup. If the linkage is broken or defective, the cup stays closed after you've closed it. Check the link and repair or replace it, as necessary.

Bi-metal switch or wax motor A bi-metal switch is a simple electrical device that deforms when electricity is applied to it. The degree of this deformation can be engineered to concise standards.

The timer energizes the bi-metal switch inside your dishwasher door--directly behind the detergent cup--when the detergent cup should open. When energized, the bi-metal switch deforms away from the detergent cup latch, which opens the detergent cup. If the bi-metal switch is defective, it may not deform enough to open the cup. If that happens, you need to replace it.

On some dishwashers, the bimetal switch is wired through the heating element or motor circuit. If the element is broken (or open), or if the motor is drawing low current because of a low-fill situation, the bi-metal switch doesn't open properly.

Newer dishwasher models use a wax motor instead of a bi-metal switch. It's a sealed unit with wax that heats up and pushes a piston through to open the door. The wax motor, controlled by the timer, mechanically opens the door.

Detergent cup, itself The detergent cup itself can become clogged with old dried detergent that prevents it from opening. Sometimes just cleaning the cup takes care of the problem. If not, you probably need to replace the entire cup assembly

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Water pre-heating Your dishwasher may pre-heat the water. If so, and if the water entering the dishwasher is cool, the heater may take up to half an hour to heat the water.

To avoid the wait, increase the incoming water temperature before turning on the dishwasher. Do that by running the kitchen sink faucet until the water runs hot. Or increase the temperature of the hot water to the entire house at the hot water heater.

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the heating element is probably bad.
i have a idl 600 here in naples italy and it would fill up and go into alarm light 2 and 4 and pump out the water.
heating element cost 28 euro and i changed it out.
had to change the clamps as well.
if you ohm the element it should show about 100 ohms.
if it is open its bad.
the mother board does some checks and if anything fails it alarms out and drains the water after a few minuts
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