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Maytag MDBH970AWS Heating element won't turn off. Dishwasher heating element won't turn off. Have to shut off the breaker to make it cool down. Heating element gets hot as soon as you flip the breaker back on

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  • Anonymous Apr 18, 2009

    I have same problem and it looks like some other maytags were recalled due to faults with the heating elements. my numbers don't match though. go to the maytag website to find out for you.

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    element heats up when dishwasher begins

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    heat back on after all cycles have finished have to turn breaker off to shut heat off

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The heater relay is located on the control board, a faulty relay or a faulty control board would cause the problem you have described. The fix is to replace the control board. Parts for your unit should be available from most appliance parts retailers, if there is not one local to you, the part is available at www.apliancepartspro.com. along with an exploded view of your unit

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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. 

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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.

 

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