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I have a Maytag Model MDB7130AWW and it appears the water is not heating up. I am getting white stuff on the dishes. How do I tell if this is a bad heating element, how do I order one, how much does it cost, and can I install it myself? If I can install the heating element myself, is their a repair guide to follow? My email is servatid@cableone.net

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Hi,
Check your heating element..


A bad heating element causes many problems in dishwashers…

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