Question about Electrolux 18 in. ESL4114 Slim-Line Built-in Dishwasher
Cant seem to locate an heater element to check as Dishwasher is not heating.Could you specify the location please. Couldnt find product below Model Number is DX 302 WB
Thank you This worked for me!
The heater was ok found dry joint on pc board
see attatched photo
Took top 6 screws out of door holding front panel in place
Removed front switch panel
I then labeled the 6 cables with 6 being for the heater
Removed pc board from housing to find dry joint
using small piece of wire and solder repaired board
now as good as new
Posted on Jun 14, 2008
Thank you this worked for me.
1st of all to be sure that the Heater element has not open circuited, checked the resistance of the heater element which was O.K. Then dismantled the control by unfastening top 6 Counter sunk screws on the front door and removed the PCB housing. The cables are terminated to the PCB via 6 push on sockets. The socket sizes being unequal, there is no chance of interchanging the cables during re-assembly.
PCB track feeding output of Relay was burnt out due to over heating. Soldered a short length of wire directly from the output of the relay to the spade terminal leg on the PCB.
See attached picture
Posted on May 10, 2010
You guys are blo....dy brilliant. I have put 2x heater elements into my DX302. The first time I think I got lucky - having the circuit board on the door probably banged the joint back into life but the second one - still no heat. After looking on this site BINGO. Joint as described 30 secs with the trusty Weller and all fixed. Unfortunately - I can't send back the "replacement" $85 heater I have but at least I won't be buying another one.
One think gives me the willies are those silly hose clamps on the heater - they are hard work. Why can't (I think price might be the issue) use worm drives.....
Thanks for this site - I'm just stoked.
Posted on Nov 17, 2008
Element surrounds short section of stainless steel tube on outlet side of pump (clamped hose section either side) Unlikely to be faulty, check circuit board for dry joint at relay.
Posted on May 27, 2008
Just done repairs on our dishwasher as you suggested. It does work. Thanks for that, it saved us megabucks. Awesome!
Posted on Jun 16, 2008
I have the same problem with my 302.
I noticed the dodgy relay solder joints and have fixed them and confirmed the operation of the relay, but still no joy.
Does anyone have a service manual they would be kind enough to email?
Posted on Feb 16, 2010
This fixed my dishwasher just as described. Brilliant. Saved me heaps. New fan of site!
Posted on Nov 02, 2008
As above - hot joint fault noted cleaned & re-soldered - highly appreciated
Posted on Jan 16, 2012
BRILLIANT !!! Thanks for the fix.
I've attached these two photo's below to help folks with wiring & showing the obvious fault
Posted on Aug 11, 2008
The relay could be off because the thermostat is faulty. There are 4 wires to the thermostat . Does anyone know which trigger the relay to close?
Posted on Apr 01, 2014
Guys, Thank you so much for your info, i lost heat in my 302, followed your guide, 1st time I resoldered 5 joints, nothing, then I resoldered about 20 joints that were large enough for my shakey hands, BINGO, it now works so I believe there is a quality control issue with these boards.
Thanks again, otherwise I would be buying a new machine.
Posted on Jul 18, 2010
This was also the problem with the board on mine. Resoldered the burnt joint and now its like new.
Posted on Apr 20, 2013
My Dishlex 302W had exactly this problem! The photos could have been from the PCB in my machine. I soldered the joint that had burned, and presto! - hot water again. Thanks so much!
Posted on Oct 10, 2011
I went over all solder joints agin ,melting and adding a tiny bit of new solder too each joint, now its working better than it has in the last 3 months, thanks heaps guys
Posted on Feb 13, 2011
Saved cost and mucking around under the DW to replace the heater element.
Simply checked and resoldered a few joints on the circuit board at the front and bingo. Problem solved.
Got 10 years out of the Dishwasher. Might get a few more.
Posted on Jan 15, 2011
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