water leaking around heating element

ApplianceFrigidaire Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Socket set

Thomas From webster, FL

Oct 17, 2012

Used a deep 13 mm socket to remove the old nuts, one of which was split which is what caused the problem. I installed the new grommets with the aid of a little olive oil and then I had to wiggle the element very slightly (more olive oil on the heating element where it slips in the grommet) while pressing down on the element. It slipped into place and then I reinstalled the new nuts and the wires and it was done. One word of caution the stainless mounts that hold the heating element are very sharp on the edges. If you use gloves and move them very easy to prevent damage to the mounts it will be easy to replace the grommets and the nuts.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability


Part Number: PS451462

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Heating Element Brass Nut

Part Number: PS1524878

In Stock