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How do I get to the heating element in my dishwasher

My dishwasher does not seem to be heating up and is not drying

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  • sanger Nov 23, 2007

    My Wrilpool Quite Partner II seems to wash the dishes fine, but when it comes to drying them it falls very short of dry.



    This has been the way it has operated from the first day I installed it.



    Tim

  • l_mon13 Sep 22, 2008

    We just installed our new dishwasher. The water only seems to be lukewarm. There is no steam or drying at the end of the cycle. We've checked our water heater and we're sure that the heated dry function is engaged. How do we fix the element?

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Most dishwashers have a front panel at the bottom under the door that unscrews, some have no base so access is gained by just looking underneath, some have a plastic removable base so access is gained still by the underneath, if no problems with the element there could be a supply fault to the element, it has been known for wires to become broken inside the door near the hinge but check all other variables first, if i have helped rate me please

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