Question about Dishwashers
The heat element can only get so hot.It's timed so it doesn't exceed a period of on, exposing dishwasher contents to continuous high temps.Watch the timer and take note how long it broils your cookware.Good luck.
Posted on May 30, 2009
The next thing to check would be if the lead from the thermostat to the element has gone shorted to ground,and check the resistance of the element,wich should be 5.4 ohms =/- 5%,also check the sensor/thermistor do not check the thermistor with an ohmmeter its a semiconducotr and should only be checked with a diode tester,the schematic shows the thermostat as just a switch it does not show it as a variable resistor or thermistor,so it's possible the thermostat acts on a variable resistance from the element or the sensor.I've included a link to the wiring diagram for reference,I hope this points you in the right direction.www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/model.aspx?model_id=5169899
Posted on May 28, 2009
Dishwashers have a thermostats that monitors the drying temperature. If the thermostat is defective, the heating element may not cycle off properly. and the heating element will contonuous remain on.and also there is a fan that makes the heating element cold,but if thermostat is defective the fan will not start and the heating element will remain heated still after the machine is off.also in some cases it has been seen that fan runs even if the thermostat is faulty but the speed of fan becomes very slow then usual speed.If that's the problem, you need to replace the thermostat.as its due to thermostat the heating element and fan are not working pproperly and you are getting burning smell.
thanks.please do rate the solution.thank you for using fixya.keep updated.
Posted on May 21, 2009
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
Here's a link to this great service
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Nov 13, 2016 | Frigidaire Microwave Ovens
Feb 19, 2014 | Whirlpool Dishwashers
Oct 11, 2010 | Whirlpool GC5SHEXNS Side by Side...
Mar 15, 2010 | Polaroid TDA-03211C 32 in. LCD HDTV
Oct 27, 2009 | Maytag Dishwashers
Sep 13, 2009 | Keurig B70 Coffee Maker
Apr 04, 2009 | Saeco Magic De Luxe Espresso Machine
Mar 11, 2009 | Whirlpool GU1200XTLS Stainless Steel...
Jun 17, 2018 | Dishwashers
76 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!