Question about Dishwashers
Heating element seems to have overheated, melted some plastic parts. hi-temp thermostat tests OK, heating element also tests OK. what could be the problem?
Posted by Anonymous on
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Zanussi DE540X Dishwasher
I have the same problem. First fault was caused by poor workmanship on the assembly of the PCB. There is a relay (the largest component on the board) which was badly soldered and caused some arcing resulting in solder splattered around the plastic casing and a lost electrical connection. This relay switches the mains voltage on to the heater i.e. 240V around 8.5A for a 2kW heater. (26 ohms suggests a 2215W heater for the case mentioned). Re-soldering this connection solved the problem for about a year. Now the dishwasher is showing the same problem. I have tested the relay and it is operational, but does not seem to be turning on during a wash cycle. A new board costs around £100. Zanussi will not even provide the technical details to allow a home fix. I will post my finding if I get to the bottom of this problem. It may be to do with electrical temperature sensor. My hunch is the controlling PCB is cheaply made and will not last a reasonable lifetime. A dishwasher is in itself a very simple piece of equipment with only a few valves, a pump and a heater so should not give problems in its first five years of life subject to normal usage. I will not consider purchasing any Zanussi appliances in the future.
Posted on Jun 20, 2007
SOURCE: test bosch heating element
remove the kick plate at bottom of dishwasher, at the left leg there will be a wiring diagram. remove console and test element from there. diagram will show which wires to test
Posted on Nov 20, 2007
the correct # for your unit is pdw7880n10ss
just enter your model #(under repair or replacment parts)the site will walk you thru the rest.when you get to the parts list make sure you use the diagram to match your part exactly(click the red box at top of page)hope this helps.thanx for using fix-ya!!!
Posted on Nov 29, 2008
Did anyone get this sorted, mines doing the same. It stops at position 12, no power at the heater, so it stalls. I have replaced the dual thermostats, and the heater element is returning 25ohms resistance.
Its doing my head in!
Posted on Dec 04, 2009
Tips for a great answer:
Aug 11, 2013 | Dishwashers
Sep 12, 2011 | Bosch 24 in. SGS43C12 Classixx...
May 20, 2011 | Bosch 23 in. SHU303 Built-in Dishwasher
Aug 04, 2010 | EuroTech EDC158 Electric Dryer
Nov 09, 2009 | Baumatic 23 in. BDW13 Built-in Dishwasher
Jul 12, 2009 | Bosch 24 in. SHU43 Built-in Dishwasher
Feb 20, 2009 | Bosch 24 in. SHE44C02UC / SHE44C06UC /...
Jul 08, 2008 | Ovens
Feb 04, 2008 | Dishwashers
18 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: