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Check the motor. It is probably burning due to a jam up or electrcal malfunction. Disconnect the AC before missing around underneath the unit.

Posted on Aug 03, 2009

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Hi friend, thank you for your post!

I understand that your Frigidaire dishwasher is giving off an electric burning smell and you are seeing smoke coming out of the door vent. It could possibly be an issue with your control panel or door vent, both have electrical components inside of them. Since it could be either one of these underlying issues I would recommend having a technician come out to your home and diagnose and repair the dishwasher. Hope this helps. -Matt

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Hey Matt,
Dishwashers are not that complicated.. Turn off the breaker, pull the machine out - away from the wall..(there will/should be at lest two screws in the top edge holding it to the counter.. remove them first.. then pull it out until you can turn off the water supply.. When you are able to completely remove the washer, you should be able (possibly)to see what happened.. Check to see if the washer arm (inside the washer) will turn, if not.. replace the motor.., check to see if the pump belt will turn?.. it could be the pump drive motor or the pump its self..(remove the belt), then see if the motor will turn, check to see if the pump will turn.
.. White smoke makes me think that the belt was turning and the pump NOT turning..that will cause the belt to smoke.. and smell like burning rubber..If the pump will not turn. you have found t he problem... Also ..Check to make sure there is not a knife or some other object lodged in the drain or pump
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I have a whirlpool Du810SWRQ0 dishwasher. Whwn we wash the dishes, it is ok until the drying process start. Then it has smoke from inside. So, we can not use heat dry anymore.


smoke from inside the dishwasher or the panel?

if smoke is from inside the dishwasher... firstly check that the element is clean? is there any evidence of melting on your lower basket shelf or cutlery basket? if so the thermostat or rhe heating element control may be faulty and will require repair. If its an old dishwasher, sometimes its just easier to bite the bullet and buy a new one.

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This is a serious issue, you may need to contact the manufacturer about it. Check for recalls as your dishwasher is basically a fire hazard. There is a fan in the door that may caught fire or the door latch mechanism caught fire. Perhaps another part caught fire.

I also may recommend you to open a claim with the manufacturer about smoke damages or any other damage that your property may have.

Good luck.

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I would shut down the circuit and open the door. Remove the lower basket and inspect/feel the heating element for breaks/"bumps"

I bet you will find that it is damaged and needs to be replaced. Not a real hard task with tools and patience.

Please report back what you find/do, OK?

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If the smoke was coming from inside the dishwasher... A common problem is a plastic item , utensil etc has fallen down onto the heating element. During the drying cycle this could possibly melt the plastic and generate some smoke.

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