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Plastic is melted onto the heating element. is this a problem? what should i do?

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I am assuming the dishwasher is not working.

You will need to check where the plastic has come from. The temperature has to be very high for the plastic to melt. This can happen if the dishwasher heater has been on with no water in the dishwasher. Normally the controller should not allow this. Also the thermostat should cut in to prevent the temperature from going high.

Most likely it is not plastic but a problem in the wash pump which is causing some residue to circulate in the water and deposit on heating element.

In any case, try to scrape off as much of the material as you can and then run the dishwasher with a Finish dishwasher cleaning kit. The instructions are on the kit label.

Hope this helps. Please rate the solution.

Posted on Oct 10, 2010

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SOURCE: A child's plastic cup top melted on heating element. . .how to remove residue

Gently scrape with a razor blade or paint scraper to remove the large pieces, then use some emery paper or very fine sand paper to remove the rest. Use care when applying any pressure on the element, and try not to leave any gouges in the element surface. I have also had good luck with a nail file. Hope this helps you.

Posted on Feb 02, 2008

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SOURCE: melted utensil on heating element

Hi amsaunders5,

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!
Please give me a rating here at fixya before you sign off
Thank you,
Harvey your Master Plumber

Posted on Sep 21, 2008

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SOURCE: plastic melted on Dishwasher heating element

youll have to run a whole cycle again and pay attention to when the heating element comes on again. Once its hot the plastic will be soft enough to remove it with a tight cotton rag. Use you oven mitts for protection. Hope this helps

Posted on Dec 01, 2008

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SOURCE: A piece of plastic spoon melted on heating element. Is th

Make sure the heating element is cool. Remove as much of the melted plastic off that you can by hand first. You can use a straight edge razor to lightly scrape it off. When you have most of the material removed, get some fine emery paper or steel wool to finish removing it. DO NOT use anything that is so abrasive that it penetrates the outer shell of the heating element. Once a hole forms and water gets inside, the element has to be replaced. I hope this helps you.

NOTE: I would not recommend using any kind of cleansers as they tend to leave residue.

Posted on Feb 08, 2010

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SOURCE: It get to hot, and the heating element stays on

STOP USING THE DISHWASHER IMMEDIATELY.

It's dangerous and using it will cause further damage. It's likely that considerable damage has been done already if plastics have melted.

Your thermostat has failed and will need replacing but it's unlikely that the thermostat is the only part that will need to replaced. Your washer may even be damaged beyond economic repair.

You need to call an engineer. Your machine needs to be professionally inspected and assessed for damage before further use. If the washer is still under warranty, please contact Electrolux
customer support - the phone number for your region will be in your user manual.

Posted on Nov 03, 2010

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