Our diswasher timer had become unpredictable and the heating element didn't work

ApplianceAmana Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers

Dana From Huntington, IN

Feb 02, 2010

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I removed the top front panel of the door of the dishwasher to replace the timer (several long screws). The timer is fastened to the door panel by two screws under the timer knob (pull off). You simply pull off the entire timer wiring harness plug-in and plug it into the new timer. The tricky part was getting the timer screwed back on the door, the screws didn't seem very easy to thread back into the new timer unit. I started the screws in the timer independently before I tried to but the timer on the door. The heating element was easy after I pulled the dishwasher out of the cabinet and worked from the side of the dishwasher. Two clips hold ithe element in place within the mashine, two wire connections pull off under the dishwasher and then two brass nuts turn off of the studs which hold the element in place. Reverse the processs and its done.

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