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Dishwasher is heating too hot and melting anything plastic

The heating element is heating up way too hot...anything plastic being washed starts to melt

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    steve May 11, 2010

    Anything plastic is not supposed to go into a dishwasher.

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have experienced this problem on some zanussi machines. what is happening is that the machine continues thro cycle thinking there is water in machine when there is not. can be caused by:
slow pump rate caused by blockage especially near the drain pump inlet
faulty pressure stat

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SOURCE: plastic melted on Dishwasher heating element

youll have to run a whole cycle again and pay attention to when the heating element comes on again. Once its hot the plastic will be soft enough to remove it with a tight cotton rag. Use you oven mitts for protection. Hope this helps

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