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Our GE DIshwasher PDW8000 Series - the Coil got heated and melted the plastic fan at the bottom. Although dish washer was empty at that time and was not running.

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Sorry Bill Bridges... Nice machine.

They don't call it the
"TERRIBLE TWOs" for nothing...
You have a (brilliant/inquisitive) developing mind...
learning , physics, language(s)... acrobatics... potty & how to "HANDLE" adults (psychology... etc.).

Once an appliance falls prey... I'm not sure
speculation would be all that productive..
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"ADDED HEAT" is discussed on
page 14 of your owners manual (see below).

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"CHILD LOCK" is discussed on
page 7 of your owners manual (see below).
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> An important part would be are PARTS AVAILABLE

http://www.appliancepartspros.com/search.aspx?model=pdw9280loss

Also look at REPAIRCLINIC.com ... PARTSELECT.com
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>> Most important... keep the child safe with that LOCK.

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When in use, my dishwasher at times, makes a lot of repeating noise and it appears to tick.. th digital reading on the right blinks CL CL CL CL then HOT then goes back to tell you the remaining time, and...


Some dishwasher noises are normal, like the hiss of water rushing through the water inlet fill valve, or the hum of the pump motor, or the slosh of water. But if your dishwasher is making strange sounds or is unusually loud, it's time to investigate. A thumping noise could be the drain line vibrating against the cabinet; a grinding noise could be caused by a popcorn kernel being stuck in the chopper blade area of the dishwasher.
The CL is normally indicated child lock has been activated.
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http://www.homeeverything.com/web/sitefiles/product-9166/ED24.html

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I'm Harvey the Master Plumber.

Your problem is: Children tried to surprise you by doing dishes. The plastic spatula melted and stuck on the heating coil on the bottom

This is a common problem. First, thank the children, it really wasn't their fault.
It's going to take some effort but you'll have to scrape/remove the plstic from the element. Replaceing the element is not a repair I recomend for the average homeowner.

Feel free contact me again!
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