ELEMENT BURNED IN HALF

ApplianceWhirlpool Dishwasher

ModelET21NKXJT00

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers

TERRY From LAKELAND, FL

Aug 17, 2012

EMPTY DISHWASHER REMOVE BOTTOM BASKET. DISCONNECT ELECTRICITY THEN TURN OFF WATER. REMOVE TOP SCREWS FROM COUNTER. SLIDE UNIT OUT AND GENTLY TIP FORWARD. REMOVE THE TWO WIRES FROM CONNECTORS ON ELEMENT. UNSCREW PLASTIC NUTS FROM ELEMENT SAVE IF REUSABLE. gENTLY TILT UNIT BACK TO NORMAL POSITION. REMOVE OLD ELEMENT AND INSTALL NEW ONE AND ATTACH TO STAINLESS SPACERS TO HOLD ELEMENT IN PLACE. TIP UNIT FORWARD. REINSTALL PLASTIC NUTS. PLUG WIRES BACK INTO NEW ELEMENT CONNECTORS. TILT BACK INTO NORMAL POSITION. TURN WATER BACK ON CHECK FOR ANY LEAKS AND REPAIR IF NECESSARY. TURN ELECTRICITY BACK ON AND THEN SLIDE UNIT BACK INTO ORIGINAL POSITION AND REPLACE UNDER COUNTER SCREWS. TEST OUT BY RUNNING QUICK CYCLE WASH. IT SHOULD FUNCTION NORMALLY. DURING DRYING CYCLE OPEN DOOR TO BE SURE IT IS HOT INSIDE. IF HOT THEN IT IS REPAIRED. lET IT FINISH CYCLE AND REPLACE BASKET. DO NOT TOUCH HOT ELEMENT AS IT WILL BURN YOU.

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