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LG WM2688.. water heater not working

My machine is a little over one year old. Are premature water heater element failures common in these machines, or is it more likely the control board or thermistor that's causing the water-not-heating problem I'm currently experiencing with this machine? (I ordered a new heating element and the gasket clamp pliers special service tool, and will be servicing this myself)

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I would also check that the unit is grounded. A non grounded unit can cause problems with the electronics



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No, these heater normally should last a long time.  Are you sure the heating element is bad and not the control board that feeds the power to the element?

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