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Test bosch heating element

Model shu4022uc/06

stops at wash stall and rinse stall in cycle (manual advance cleans dishes).

how to access heating element to test continuity?

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Re: test bosch heating element

Remove the kick plate at bottom of dishwasher, at the left leg there will be a wiring diagram. remove console and test element from there. diagram will show which wires to test

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