My hotpoint aquarius dwf30 dishwasher is washing with cold water its not heating up i have been told it may be the element.What is to stop me plumbing it in to the hot supply under my sink.
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Re: hotpoint aquarius dwf30 dishwasher
You can plumb into hot but there are some snags first hot water pressure is often a lot lower than cold so the machine may take a long time to fill second if the water is too hot it will destroy the resin of the water softener and you will see brown marks on the crockery. third it a bit uneconomical as you will use a lot of hot water
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Although I do not know your particular machine I strongly suspect that the heater element is malfunctioning/broken. Even if it is a hot and cold fill it still requires the element to heat the water up to the correct temperature for the selected wash. If it is cold fill only it certainly needs the element all of the time- apart from rinses!
Sorry but it depends now on who you have at hand to repair as to your next step.
It sits in the base of the machine and you would need to remove the complete top section of the dishwasher to gain access to it, which involves removing the door first, then the balance weight and finaly the stainless steel top section
is there any strange rumbling or moaning coming from the drum ??? if so the oil and greace may be from the back bearing due to the bearing oil seal becoming faulty allowing water through to the bearings
All Hotpoint washers have heater element regardless of whether they are cold fill only, or hot and cold fill.
if 2 connections at rear, then it is hot and cold fill, if only 1 connection, then it is cold fill only.
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Make sure the economy button is not selected if it has one, as this bypasses the heater..
you say you have had element checked and seems o/k, to be certain it is o/k then test with a meter when it is on heat stage in the prog, and make sure you have a 240V reading across the heater terminals, if you have and it does not heat, then the element is faulty.
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