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Kenmore dishwasher 665.16539201 heating element wires came off. which go onto which terminal

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Check and click this link for tips: Front panel

Now check the voltage to the heating element from the control panel and if this is present the element has failed.
If not the control board is a suspect. check the wiring harness and connectors.

Posted on Jan 24, 2013

  • steve Jan 26, 2013

    Thanks for the help. Turned out to be the thermostat was unplugged. Once I reattached the two terminals the heating element worked.

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SOURCE: Kenmore Dishwasher Model 665.15912001 Heating

Hi. i would test the element first. this will be the likely issue.

First, open the door
and look into the tub and locate the heating element (if it is covered, remove the lower dish rack and cover). The heating element has two terminals which extend through the bottom of the tub, note the general location where they go through.

To access the heating element's wiring, remove the lower panel located beneath the door. The panel is usually held in place with two screws either above or below the panel. It may be necessary to first open the door to the dishwasher to reach the screws over the panel, then close the door to remove the panel.

Look into the lower access area and locate where the terminals come through the tub. Each terminal has a wire connected to it. Label the wires and the terminals so that they can be properly reconnected. Pull the wire off of each terminal; they are connected with a slip on connector. Firmly pull the connector, do not pull on the wire. You may need to use a pair of needle-nose pliers. Inspect the connector and terminal for corrosion. If either is corroded they should be cleaned or replaced. Test the resistance of the heating element using a multimeter. Set the multimeter to the ohms setting X1 and touch one probe to each of the terminals. A normal reading will be somewhere between infinity and zero. The exact reading differs by manufacturer and model. If the indicator does not move (infinite resistance) or moves to the other extreme of the scale (zero resistance) then the element is damaged and should be replaced.

Posted on Jul 30, 2009

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SOURCE: how do i change the heating element of my kenmore

take the toe kick off
there in the middle about an inch back
you will see two element nuts
unscrew them pull the element up
put the gaskets on the new element
put in in place and screw it back down with the nuts

Posted on Oct 03, 2009

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How to remove heating element from dishwasher.


1)      First of all, turn the circuit breaker off  to the dishwasher . The circuit breaker is located  inside  your    home's electrical panel.

2)      After the circuit breaker is turned off , open the dishwasher door and carefully pull the lower dish rack out of  the dishwasher.

3) Then look at the  dishwasher's heating element. The heating element is the very thin, circle shaped  tube  located at the base of your dishwasher. 

 4)  Then locate the access panel to the dishwasher  which is directly below the door. Properly remove the screws that secure the access panel to the dishwasher with a proper  screwdriver. There are mostly   two screws at the top edge of the access panel. To remove the screws, you will need to open the dishwasher door and remove them from the access panel.

 

5) Then carefully pull the access panel out  from the dishwasher. You can use a flashlight to locate the wires that are connecting  to the heating element terminals( the two ends of the element).  One wire is connected on each of the terminal ends. The heating element terminals are located at  the rear of the dishwasher.

 

 6)Slowly pull the wires out  of the heating element terminals. Hold the wire at the metal leads where they connect to the terminals. If you hold  the wires anywhere else, the wire may get cut in between or wire may break out.

 

7)Then  you will have to remove the nut  located on each terminal .The nut  secures the heating element tight  to the dishwasher . You have to remove the nut. After the nut is removed , then pull the flat washers and the rubber washer from each terminal.

 

8)      Then carefully open the dishwasher door and  properly un-clip the heating element from the holding  clips in the bottom side of the dishwasher. Then hold  the ends of the heating element and without applying force on any other part slowly pull them straight out of the dishwasher bottom. You will see two rubber grommets. That should come up out with the terminal ends. If the grommets  does not come up with the terminals and remain stuck up in the bottom of the dishwasher, then pull them out of the holes with bit of force.

 

9)      Now the heating element is out. You can get new replacement element from local appliance part store. You can reinsert the new element in reverse instructions of how you removed the old element.

 

Good luck.

 

on Dec 22, 2009 | Kenmore 15899 Built-in Dishwasher

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Need to replace the heating element


Turn off the power and remove the grille at the bottom front of the d/w. From underneath you will see the terminal ends of the element sticking through from the top. Remove the wires and loosen the large nuts that secure the element. Install is the reverse, snug the nuts tightly enough to prevent leaking.

Jun 21, 2010 | Kenmore 24 in. 16539 Built-in Dishwasher

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My ASKO D3100 dishwasher has no hot water


Hi there,


Well the heating element in the dishwasher might be faulty or not working properly. To check the heating element - Locate your dishwasher's heating element. Open the dishwasher door and look into the tub. It is the thin, circular tube at the base of your dishwasher. It may or may not be covered. If it is covered, remove the lower dishrack, and then remove the cover. 

Your heating element is going to have two metal terminals. One at each end. Each terminal reaches downwards, into the base of the dishwasher. Mentally mark the area where each terminal enters the base of the tub.
Now you need to gain access to the heating element's wiring. You can do this by first removing the lower kickplate panel of the dishwasher. There will be at least two screws (but maybe four) holding the kickplate panel in place. They are located either on the top or the bottom of the panel. If the screws are located on the top, you may need to open the dishwasher door in order to gain access to them. Close the door to remove the panel, though. 

Now look into the lower access area that you have just uncovered. Pinpoint the area where the heating element terminals extend through the base of the dishwasher. They will each have a wire connected to it. Label each of the wires so that you will be able to properly reconnect them later. Now you can pull the wires off the terminals.
Each wire is connected to a terminal using a slip-on connector. Grasp the connector and pull on it firmly. 
DO NOT pull on the wire itself. Pull only from the connector. You may decide you need to use a pair of needle nosed pliers to help you. you need a multimeter to check the heating element....... post comments for more help or information......

Good Luck!!

Mar 27, 2010 | Asko D1776 Built-in Dishwasher

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Water not heating therfore dishes not washing or drying right.


Hi there,

Well the water temperature is a key element in achieving clean dishes. A dishwasher's heating element is not designed to heat the water that enters it. Rather, the heating element is designed to maintain the heat of the water that enters the dishwasher. Its a good idea to run the hot water in your sink for a couple of minutes before you run the dishwasher. Just to make sure the water is nice and hot before it enters the dishwasher. If the water is unable to stay hot, it can adversely affect your dishwasher's cleaning ability.

Please follow the below steps to check the heating element in your dishwasher -

Locate your dishwasher's heating element. Open the dishwasher door and look into the tub. It is the thin, circular tube at the base of your dishwasher. It may or may not be covered. If it is covered, remove the lower dishrack, and then remove the cover.

Your heating element is going to have two metal terminals. One at each end. Each terminal reaches downwards, into the base of the dishwasher. Mentally mark the area where each terminal enters the base of the tub.

Now you need to gain access to the heating element's wiring. You can do this by first removing the lower kickplate panel of the dishwasher. There will be at least two screws (but maybe four) holding the kickplate panel in place. They are located either on the top or the bottom of the panel. If the screws are located on the top, you may need to open the dishwasher door in order to gain access to them. Close the door to remove the panel, though.

Now look into the lower access area that you have just uncovered. Pinpoint the area where the heating element terminals extend through the base of the dishwasher. They will each have a wire connected to it. Label each of the wires so that you will be able to properly reconnect them later. Now you can pull the wires off the terminals.

Each wire is connected to a terminal using a slip-on connector. Grasp the connector and pull on it firmly.
DO NOT pull on the wire itself. Pull only from the connector. You may decide you need to use a pair of needle nosed pliers to help you.

Use your multitester (aka multimeter) to test the heating element for continuity. Set the device to the ohms
setting x 1. Touch each meter probe to a terminal. You should receive a reading somewhere in between infinity and zero. Because of the variety of makes and models of dishwashers, it is quite difficult to say exactly what the reading should be for each and every possible model. However, if the test you conduct produces a reading of infinite resistance (meter's needle does not move), then that is indicative of a faulty heating element, and you should replace yours. Similarily, if the test you conduct produces a reading of zero resistance (meter's needle moves to the other extreme of the scale), then that is also indicative of a faulty heating element, and you should replace yours.

You do not have to remove the heating element from the dishwasher in order to test it. Just make sure power is not getting to your dishwasher before you conduct the test.

(Note.Disconnect the power source to your dishwasher before you conduct this or any other test. Either unplug the unit from the wall outlet, remove the appropriate fuse from the fuse box, or flip the appropriate breaker in the circuit breaker panel.)

Good Luck!!

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Mar 02, 2010 | Hotpoint Dishwashers

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My Bosch dishwasher is filling and not heating, it drains fine starts filling but never completes a cycle. It is a SHU9956UC


Hi there,

Well you need to check the Heating element, Your dishwasher has an electrical heating element that helps to dry the dishes. If the element is burned out, the dishes won't dry properly, and you need to replace the element. Locate your dishwasher's heating element. Open the dishwasher door and look into the tub. It is the thin, circular tube at the base of your dishwasher. It may or may not be covered. If it is covered, remove the lower dishrack, and then remove the cover. 

Your heating element is going to have two metal terminals. One at each end. Each terminal reaches downwards, into the base of the dishwasher. Mentally mark the area where each terminal enters the base of the tub.

Now you need to gain access to the heating element's wiring. You can do this by first removing the lower kickplate panel of the dishwasher. There will be at least two screws (but maybe four) holding the kickplate panel in place. They are located either on the top or the bottom of the panel. If the screws are located on the top, you may need to open the dishwasher door in order to gain access to them. Close the door to remove the panel, though.

Now look into the lower access area that you have just uncovered. Pinpoint the area where the heating element terminals extend through the base of the dishwasher. They will each have a wire connected to it. Label each of the wires so that you will be able to properly reconnect them later. Now you can pull the wires off the terminals.

Each wire is connected to a terminal using a slip-on connector. Grasp the connector and pull on it firmly.
DO NOT pull on the wire itself. Pull only from the connector. You may decide you need to use a pair of needle nosed pliers to help you.

Use your multitester (aka multimeter) to test the heating element for continuity. Set the device to the ohms
setting x 1. Touch each meter probe to a terminal. You should receive a reading somewhere in between infinity and zero. Because of the variety of makes and models of dishwashers, it is quite difficult to say exactly what the reading should be for each and every possible model. However, if the test you conduct produces a reading of infinite resistance (meter's needle does not move), then that is indicative of a faulty heating element, and you should replace yours. Similarily, if the test you conduct produces a reading of zero resistance (meter's needle moves to the other extreme of the scale), then that is also indicative of a faulty heating element, and you should replace yours.
Please post comment if you need more help or information........

Good Luck!!

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Jan 08, 2010 | Bosch SHU9950 Dishwasher

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Heating element is not getting hot. do I need a thermal fuse or new element and how would I tell? Where is the thermal fuse located?


There are only a few brands, that are equipped with a thermal fuse. If your brand is equipped with a thermal fuse, it will be mounted on the back side of the main control sector. The control sector can be a timer module, or a control board assembly. In most cases, if the element is not functioning, it will be the fault of a failed element. Use the procedure below to inspect the element for its operational value.

First, open the door and look into the tub and locate the heating element (if it is covered, remove the lower dish rack and cover). The heating element has two terminals which extend through the bottom of the tub, note the general location where they go through.

To access the heating element's wiring, remove the lower panel located beneath the door. The panel is usually held in place with two screws either above or below the panel. It may be necessary to first open the door to the dishwasher to reach the screws over the panel, then close the door to remove the panel.

Look into the lower access area and locate where the terminals come through the tub. Each terminal has a wire connected to it. Label the wires and the terminals so that they can be properly reconnected. Pull the wire off of each terminal; they are connected with a slip on connector. Firmly pull the connector, do not pull on the wire. You may need to use a pair of needle-nose pliers. Inspect the connector and terminal for corrosion. If either is corroded they should be cleaned or replaced. Test the resistance of the heating element using a multimeter. Set the multimeter to the ohms setting X1 and touch one probe to each of the terminals. A normal reading will be somewhere between infinity and zero. The exact reading differs by manufacturer and model. If the indicator does not move (infinite resistance) or moves to the other extreme of the scale (zero resistance) then the element is damaged and should be replaced.

NOTE_ If the element passes the test, the likely culprit will be a failed control sector.

Dec 20, 2009 | Kenmore 24 in. 16032 Built-in Dishwasher

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Kemore Elite dishwasher doesn't dry or heat water.


Hi. i would test the element first. this will be the likely issue.

First, open the door
and look into the tub and locate the heating element (if it is covered, remove the lower dish rack and cover). The heating element has two terminals which extend through the bottom of the tub, note the general location where they go through.

To access the heating element's wiring, remove the lower panel located beneath the door. The panel is usually held in place with two screws either above or below the panel. It may be necessary to first open the door to the dishwasher to reach the screws over the panel, then close the door to remove the panel.

Look into the lower access area and locate where the terminals come through the tub. Each terminal has a wire connected to it. Label the wires and the terminals so that they can be properly reconnected. Pull the wire off of each terminal; they are connected with a slip on connector. Firmly pull the connector, do not pull on the wire. You may need to use a pair of needle-nose pliers. Inspect the connector and terminal for corrosion. If either is corroded they should be cleaned or replaced. Test the resistance of the heating element using a multimeter. Set the multimeter to the ohms setting X1 and touch one probe to each of the terminals. A normal reading will be somewhere between infinity and zero. The exact reading differs by manufacturer and model. If the indicator does not move (infinite resistance) or moves to the other extreme of the scale (zero resistance) then the element is damaged and should be replaced.

Oct 09, 2009 | Dishwashers

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Kenmore Dishwasher Model 665.15912001 Heating element doesn't seem to be heating. Wash cycles are loooooong and the drying cycle doesn't exist. Easy fix or buy a new dishwasher? I haven't tested anything...


Hi. i would test the element first. this will be the likely issue.

First, open the door
and look into the tub and locate the heating element (if it is covered, remove the lower dish rack and cover). The heating element has two terminals which extend through the bottom of the tub, note the general location where they go through.

To access the heating element's wiring, remove the lower panel located beneath the door. The panel is usually held in place with two screws either above or below the panel. It may be necessary to first open the door to the dishwasher to reach the screws over the panel, then close the door to remove the panel.

Look into the lower access area and locate where the terminals come through the tub. Each terminal has a wire connected to it. Label the wires and the terminals so that they can be properly reconnected. Pull the wire off of each terminal; they are connected with a slip on connector. Firmly pull the connector, do not pull on the wire. You may need to use a pair of needle-nose pliers. Inspect the connector and terminal for corrosion. If either is corroded they should be cleaned or replaced. Test the resistance of the heating element using a multimeter. Set the multimeter to the ohms setting X1 and touch one probe to each of the terminals. A normal reading will be somewhere between infinity and zero. The exact reading differs by manufacturer and model. If the indicator does not move (infinite resistance) or moves to the other extreme of the scale (zero resistance) then the element is damaged and should be replaced.

Jul 30, 2009 | Dishwashers

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Water doesn't heat up


The most common reason for no heating is the failure of the heating element which is located beneath the lower spray arm. Inspecting it for breaks and damage would be the first step. If you do not see obvious damage, after triple checking that poser is off to the DW, pull the kick panel from your DW and check where the heavy gauge wires connect to the two terminals of the heating element.

Please post back here with further questions or what you found, OK?

Dec 14, 2008 | Kenmore 24 in. 17462 / 17464 / 17469...

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