I have a dx302. its not heating the water or drying.
Hi i can not locate the element to test it. where do i find it and what does it look like
Hi I have a dishlex 302 and it's not heating the water I have tried all cycles without success , I can not find the heating element ,can you help
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If the dishwasher is hanging on in the middle of the cycle it is usually the heating system. If the temperature of the water is going up after filling, then the element may be working. The element is tested using a multi meter set on Ohms to read impedance across the heater element contacts. If impedance is infinity (open-off limit), then the element is gone. If the element is OK, then the bi-metal thermostat or the fuse must be replaced. The heating assembly is located at the base of the appliance, behind the kick panel.
Behind the kick panel you should also find the tech sheet illustrating how to run the diagnostic cycle for this model. Run a diagnostic cycle to confirm that the problem is with the heating system. Drain, water sensor and inlet problems sometimes may also result in cycle not finishing.
Unfortunately, it seems that the heating element has failed. The dishwasher uses steam to heat the tub to dry the dishes. I suspect your dishes are also being washed in cold water.
To check this, please run a regular full wash cycle. Allow the washer to fill with water and run for about 10 minutes, then open the door and feel the water temperature in the bottom of the washer. If the water is cold, it's more than likely the heating element has failed.
There are other possible faults which would cause the element not to heat, but these often prevent the dishwasher from completing the cycle. If the water is cold but the dishwasher still drains the water at the end - and completes the cycle - the heating element has probably failed.
Please try this simple test for water temperature and let me know if you need further assistance.
Hi. i would test the element first. this will be the likely issue.
First, open the door and look into the tub and locate the heating element (if it is covered, remove the lower dish rack and cover). The heating element has two terminals which extend through the bottom of the tub, note the general location where they go through.
To access the heating element's wiring, remove the lower panel located beneath the door. The panel is usually held in place with two screws either above or below the panel. It may be necessary to first open the door to the dishwasher to reach the screws over the panel, then close the door to remove the panel.
Look into the lower access area and locate where the terminals come through the tub. Each terminal has a wire connected to it. Label the wires and the terminals so that they can be properly reconnected. Pull the wire off of each terminal; they are connected with a slip on connector. Firmly pull the connector, do not pull on the wire. You may need to use a pair of needle-nose pliers. Inspect the connector and terminal for corrosion. If either is corroded they should be cleaned or replaced. Test the resistance of the heating element using a multimeter. Set the multimeter to the ohms setting X1 and touch one probe to each of the terminals. A normal reading will be somewhere between infinity and zero. The exact reading differs by manufacturer and model. If the indicator does not move (infinite resistance) or moves to the other extreme of the scale (zero resistance) then the element is damaged and should be replaced.
My six year old Electolux Dishlex DX 403 dishwasher stopped heating the water.I found comments on the internet about burnt out solder joints in the control box.A friend opened the control box and found a blackened area on the back of the circuit board.Once the connection was re-soldered the water heated again.We also found that quite a few wires leading to the control box had overheated and the insulation had melted.Considering that this dishwasher was the top model from Electrolux at the time, I was not impressed.I had previously had a Vulcan Dishlex for almost 20 years.
Thanks to those people who previously posted information about this fault.
Found I had no hot water in my Dishlex DX302 and did a google search and
found this page.
My problem was found to be the same as the others; one of the solder
joints on the relay on the control board had arced off.
You could see the burn mark on the board and cover where it had been
Soldered it back together, and now it seems to be going good again.
Now my only problem is a damaged door seal, which means a small water
leak; I have used part of a rubber glove to bridge the gap, and it
reduces the water leak.
Check with a multi-meter for voltage (220/115v) on heating element's tags.
If you can read this voltage on tags - you should replace the heating element
In case you can't read voltage on its tags, disconnect one of the wires from its tag (you should unplug first your machine's power cable!) and test for element's resistance - If you can read its resistance, you should replace the thermostat. In case of no resistance - you should replace element and thermostat