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Dishwasher smoking Hi, my built-in Frigidaire DW emitted smoke about 2/3 of the way through its cycle. It was white smoke (not steam!) and smelled like an electrical fire. I shut it off immediately. It still works but I am afraid to use it. It is approx. 8 years old. Any advice?

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I would shut down the circuit and open the door. Remove the lower basket and inspect/feel the heating element for breaks/"bumps"

I bet you will find that it is damaged and needs to be replaced. Not a real hard task with tools and patience.

Please report back what you find/do, OK?

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