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The metal thing (Heating Element) at the bottom of my dishwasher is rusting. The rust comes off on my knives. Any suggestions?

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Hi,
I would replace it... they are not that exspensive and not that hard to replace...

How to Replace the Dishwasher Heating Element
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Posted on May 28, 2010

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Is electric,gas or steam heated? :)
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Check your heating element..


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At some point the dishwasher leaks onto the floor. what could be the possible problem?


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