sanatize light would blink indicating the dishes weren,t sanatized

ApplianceKitchenAid Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Wrench set
Screw drivers


Dec 28, 2010

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replaced heating element and controler. turn off power, 1 disconnect water and drain lines, if not enough extra electric wire to pull dish washer out from under counter disconnect wires., 2 unplug 2 wires from heating element on bottom, 3 unscrew 2 long plastic nuts holding element in dishwasher, 4 open door remove old element replace with new one use care as to not damage any thing. you may need to remove the wash arm., 5 replace plastic nuts on bottom dont over tighten, connect electric wires to element. control box is located in the door at the top. take screws out holding door front on, carefuly pull door front off if you can, i could not. if not pull the top out enough to disconnect the wires and un clip the circut board, replace with new one. put all your screws back where you found them. put dish washer back in place and reconnect lines and hoses. turn on power and water, try it out. ask wife for hug cause you did a good job.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Heater Element and Electronic Control

Part Number: PS985207

In Stock