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A small plastic dish has fused to the heating element in the bottom of my Whirlpool dishwasher. How can I best remove it without damaging the element?

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I would take a soldering iron and melt as much as you cant away from the element. There may be some residual but it will burn itself off after a few uses

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Heating problem on dishwasher


Your dishwasher has an electrical heating element that helps to dry the dishes. If the element is burned out, the dishes won't dry properly, and you need to replace the element. To determine if the heating element is burned out, watch the part testing video at the bottom of this page.
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I have a built in whirlpool dishwasher. My problem is that dishes aren't being washed properly, there was water in the bottom of the washer, I removed and cleaned the filters ran the machine and the water...


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I have an older dishwasher also and recently my wife also complained about it not cleaning right... so me being the man I am tried in vain to clean the things... Bought new spray arms online and installed them in minutes...now the thing works like new... However I have also found that if the heating element goes bad then that also can mess things up bad... So I would buy new spray arms, and also check out the heating element to make sure it is working... Here is a tip that will help you with the online buying...


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Whirlpool Gold Dishwasher - GU2700XTSB The top rack of the dishwasher is not cleaning. The bottom rack dishes clean fine. There are no clogs in either the bottom or top spinner arms, the plastic tube...


Hi,



I have an older dishwasher also and recently my wife also complained about it not cleaning right... so me being the man I am tried in vain to clean the things... Bought new spray arms online and installed them in minutes...now the thing works like new... However I have also found that if the heating element goes bad then that also can mess things up bad... So I would buy new spray arms, and also check out the heating element to make sure it is working... Here is a tip that will help you with the online buying...


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Not drying. is there a safe way to test the heating element?


Hello there
Here is a detailed list of things to check to ensure that the element is your problem cause there could be a couple of different things also click on the blue items

If the dry cycle has a problem, check these: Heating element Drying fan Thermostat Heating element Your dishwasher has an electrical heating element that helps to dry the dishes. If the element is burned out, the dishes won't dry properly, and you need to replace the element. Drying fan Many high-priced dishwashers have a small fan that blows air or heated air into the dishwasher to speed up the drying process. If the fan is defective, you need to replace it. Thermostat Some dishwashers have a thermostat that monitors the drying temperature. If the thermostat is defective, the heating element may not cycle on or off properly. If that's the problem, you need to replace the thermostat
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A burning smell and steamy smoke come out when we open the door.


Normally, the last part of any cycle involves using the heater element inside, and at the bottom of, the dishwasher to give dishes a final hot rinse. Possibly some small plastic-type material has become melted and stuck to the element - which will remain hot even after all water is discharged. Hence the smell.

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Heating element quit working on model # ler4624bw2 Whirlpool electric dryer


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Plastic fused to hearing element


There are many ways to approach this. I assume it has melted and wrapped around the heating element.

One thought is to use a pair of wire-cutters ( called "diagonals"), and cut it off piece by piece.

Another thought is to run the dishwasher with heat option on, let the dish get soft again and pull it off (wear gloves).

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Same problem here. I read the manual very carefully. "OptiDry", "ExtraDry", "EcoDry", "condensation drying" -- lots of fancy words to cover the simple fact -- they DO NOT DRY the dishes. There is no heating element. I wish they would just state this up-front. Air drying the dishes for 24 hours after each wash is not workable for most users...

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