Dishes Weren't Getting Clean

ApplianceMaytag Dishwasher

ModelMDB510AWW

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers

Allen From Columbia, SC

Oct 19, 2010

16 out of 19 people found this instruction helpful

I surfed the net using phrases like "dishes not clean" and found a series of possible solutions. When I noticed that the water in the washer was cold, I realized it was a heating element issue. Using a multi-meter set to the lowest resistance I tested both ends of the heating element (OF COURSE I SHUT OFF ELECTRICITY TO THE DISHWASHER FIRST!!!) and found it read a steady 16 ohms. Then I followed the orange leads to the limiter, removed the leads and tested resistance and found it at near zero. Touchdown.

I ordered the new limiter, had it in a couple of days and installed in in 5 minutes. The hardest part was putting the metal cover back on the bottom of the unit.t

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Limit Thermostat

Part Number: PS2099316

$21.48
In Stock