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ApplianceWhirlpool Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers

Aaron From Aurora, IL

Aug 17, 2011

1 out of 2 people found this instruction helpful

Thanks to everyone for posting their experiences on changing the heater element. The most difficult part of the repair was getting the dishwasher out of the cabinet. I didn't know that I should disconnect the water line underneath the sink and this would make the removal easier. Also, because the copper water line going to the dishwasher was kinked, I ended up changing it with a flexible steel braided line.....much easier to install.

Once the dishwasher was out of the cabinet, I turned it over and easily removed the clips that held the heater element in.

I would definetly recommend people doing this repair themselves, it will save you a lot of money!!!!!

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Heater Element (Now subbed to Heating Element)

Part Number: PS8260087

In Stock