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Kenmore 16602 dishwasher

I need to replace the heating element.
How?
Thanks,
Karyn

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  • Anonymous Nov 11, 2008

    My dishwasher is less than 2 years old. The heating elemen is split in two parts. Can I replace the element myself

  • mjhawaii May 11, 2010

    Yes, how do you send it through a diagnostic test?

  • robert samples May 11, 2010

    why do you feel you need to replace the heating element is it burned into

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How do you send it through a diagnostictest

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Exactly, if the heater is not defective, please do not replace it. I am aware that the owners manual says that if you have the clean light to flash then the heating element may be defective. More times than not the heating element is not defective but the controls can be reset and you can send the unit through a diagnostic test to find out what may be defective.

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