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Phillips whirlpool dishwasher

The water is not heating up so the dishwasher is not moving through the program. I know there is a reset switch underneath but I can't find it.

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Re: Phillips whirlpool dishwasher

Well, the other poster is wrong, some models do heat, the Kenmore Ultrawash (which is made by Whirlpool for Sears) keeps the water in the cycle while it "senses" it's temperature and cleanliness. It will stop the timing cycle while it heats the water to the preferred temp. If your dishwasher is like this model and does not cycle through, then most likely it is the thermal fuse. If not, it could be the heating element.

There is at least one on all models, sometimes more, but for most it is located in the door near, or on the motherboard. Very easy to swap out and probably less than $25. You'll need to kill the power before attempting any service. Take the door panel off from the inside, unplug the fuse and install the new one. Presto!

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Re: Phillips whirlpool dishwasher

No dishwasher heats up the wash water, even the commercial ones rely on an external heater. The coil that's in the bottom is for drying the dishes only! There is no reset on the machine. Try resetting the circuit breaker if it's hard wired.

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Control is programmed to stop
running and not allow any
further cycles if it detects a
water heating problem (no
temperature increase detected
in heated Main Wash on
3 consecutive cycles). Control
blinks the Clean LED 7 times
repeatedly and disables the
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control and allows it to operate
again. The water heating problem
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stop running again. See potential
causes below.
Heater circuit problem:
■ Open in heater.
■ Open connection or
component in heater circuit.
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1. Check operation of heater in
Diagnostics cycle.
2. Unplug dishwasher or disconnect
3. Check resistance of heater and all
components and connections in the
water heating circuit or heat dry
Wash pump not pumping water
past the heater efficiently.
Door switch not making
contact consistently:
■ Faulty or sloppy door latch
assembly (which can be
aggravated by high door
closure force keeping strike
plate from fully seating).
■ Faulty door switch (high
NOTE: Neutral switch on
plastic tub models is only in
series with motor and heater;
other loads are not affected.
1. Unplug dishwasher or disconnect
2. Measure resistance of door
switch contacts while checking
mechanical operation of latch
assembly. Confirm switches not
loose from assembly. Check strike
plate and door closure.
Lack of water to heat. See “WILL NOT FILL OR LOW

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