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GE PDW9700 - Heating Element turns on by itself and Burns my dishes

I have had TWO diiferent dishwashers installed, both the same model, because if this problem. It appears the heating element turns on by itself - melting whatever plastic dishes I have inside as well as the inside of the unit itself! The first time it happened (May 07) the dishwasher was replaced. A year later it has just happened again, TWICE in one day, getting so hot it liquified a plastic lid and it was boiling on the bottom of the machine - the water sprayer actually melted to the heating coil. I LOVE this dishwashwer and cannot find anything else I like better but cannot have this fire hazard in my house -has anyone else experienced this problem?

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  • nsdienes Dec 16, 2008

    Happened to us, still working with GE insurance on claim for damaged kitchenware. When servicesman asked GE if they wanted unit sent to lab, they responded that they have enough and know there is a systemic problem. Got a Monogram instead.

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Have experienced this problem on some zanussi machines. what is happening is that the machine continues thro cycle thinking there is water in machine when there is not. can be caused by:
slow pump rate caused by blockage especially near the drain pump inlet
faulty pressure stat

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