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Dishwasher Not Heating!!

I have a Whirlpool 24" GU1200XT...The water is not getting hot and the dishes therefore are still wet and not drying.

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  • tijoeabq Mar 03, 2009

    The heater element on this model Dishwasher stopped working. Is this a common problem?

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Using a multi-meter check for continuity on the heating element, if element is good then check for continuity on the door switch, if this also checks out good then the heater relay located on the control board is likely gone, replace control board.

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