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I have a dx302. its not heating the water or drying.

Hi i can not locate the element to test it. where do i find it and what does it look like

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  • Anonymous Feb 24, 2008

    I have an electrolux dishlex dishwasher DX 403 WB and cannot find the heating element to test it. the water is not heating.

  • Aikandy May 19, 2008

    I also have a DX 403 and sometimes it gets hot, other times it doesn't



  • Anonymous Sep 08, 2008

    We have the same dishwasher 4yrs old with same problem.On phoning a service agent and asking to bring a new element his visit advises that the fault is in the circuit switch control unit and the cost of the repair and new

    circuit control replacement is $294 with a new waste water hose which is also needed.About one third of a new washer. Alex

    No assistence needed as will buy another washer

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My six year old Electolux Dishlex DX 403 dishwasher stopped heating the water. I found comments on the internet about burnt out solder joints in the control box. A friend opened the control box and found a blackened area on the back of the circuit board. Once the connection was re-soldered the water heated again. We also found that quite a few wires leading to the control box had overheated and the insulation had melted. Considering that this dishwasher was the top model from Electrolux at the time, I was not impressed. I had previously had a Vulcan Dishlex for almost 20 years.
Thanks to those people who previously posted information about this fault.

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Hi

mine had this exact same problem - it turns out that the relay on the control board had not been soldered on properly. mine has shorted out over time, and caused a lot of charing of the localised area. i checked the relay, it was okay, so have resoldered the board and all is working for now.

i called Electrolux - 1800 001 218 - to report the problem, as i believe there are too many peoplew reporting this issue for it to be a one off. i was also concerned about a fire risk, as the charing on mine was considerable.

too be blunt, Electrolux didn't seem to care too much, unless if i wanted to pay to have someone come look at it, despite the fact that i am an electrician.

Electrolux currently say that this is the first time this problem has been reported - despite that fact they are aware of this thread. i would encourage anyone whoi has this fault to call the above number and report your problems to them, as i believe a recall may be waranted, and, should your unit have serious problems (fire) it is on record.

Electrolux currently have a recall on a couple of other dishwashers due to the fact they pose potential fire risks - see www.recalls.gov.au

Posted on Nov 07, 2008

  • KC1949 Sep 05, 2010

    My six year old Electolux Dishlex DX 403 dishwasher stopped heating the water. I found comments on the internet about burnt out solder joints in the control box. A friend opened the control box and found a blackened area on the back of the circuit board. Once the connection was re-soldered the water heated again. We also found that quite a few wires leading to the control box had overheated and the insulation had melted. Considering that this dishwasher was the top model from Electrolux at the time, I was not impressed. I had previously had a Vulcan Dishlex for almost 20 years.
    Thanks to those people who previously posted information about this fault.

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The heating element is hidden is this model of dishlex.

Posted on Aug 05, 2008

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SOURCE: i have a dx302. its not heating the water or drying.

Hi,

Based on your question, location of the heating element:

  • in most versions, the heating element surrounds a short section of the stainless steel tube on the outlet side of pump (clamped hose section either side).
However, a couple of things you can try:
  • verify the "ECO" mode is not enabled;
  • check the connectors to the power module (probable loose);
  • control unit circuit board (P/N 03674001441) (behind the panels off the front door), check/correct cold solder particular on the relay legs;
  • this might be of an illustrative help.
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards. Thank you for using FixYa.

Posted on Aug 22, 2008

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