Heater element burned through

ApplianceKenmore Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

dean From wake forest, NC

Feb 29, 2008

10 out of 11 people found this instruction helpful

When the dishwasher is pulled out from the cabinet the nuts that hold the element in place are readily accessible. Pull wires off spade terminals, unscrew nuts, remove and replace element. I tightened the (plastic) nuts 3/4 to 1 turn, and used a little silicone gasket maker on the rubber gaskets provided with the new element.
The electronic module is easily replaced by removing the upper part of the dorr panel (top 6 screws). Transfer the wires to it and snap it in place of the old one. This Whirlpool repair set fit perfectly in this Sears dishwasher, and works as it should.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Heater Element and Electronic Control

Part Number: PS985207

In Stock