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Dishwasher Heating Element – Part Number: W10518394
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Dishwasher Heating Element

Product Description

Dishwasher Heating Element Specifications

The heating element is used to create heat during the dry cycle and increase water temperature during portions of the wash cycle when certain options are selected. If your dishes are not drying or the water in the dishwasher is not getting hot you may need to replace the element. This kit includes the heater, two heater fasteners, and is a genuine OEM part. Please remember to disconnect the power before starting the repair.

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Troubleshooting

This part fixes the following symptoms:

Not drying dishes properly | Not cleaning dishes properly | Will Not Start | Leaking

This part works with the following products:

Dishwasher.

This part works with the following brands:

Whirlpool, Kenmore, Maytag, Amana, Estate, Magic Chef, Inglis, Crosley, Roper.

Part # W10518394 replaces these:

2977737, 8194250, 8563007, 8572861, AP5690151, W10134009, W10441445, W10518394, W10518394VP.
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Replacing your Whirlpool Dishwasher Dishwasher Heating Element

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Dennis from Sedro Woolley, WA
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers, Wrench set
Parts Used:
W10518394
Heater element broken.
Step 1: Remove the screws in the bottom of the countertop.

Step 2: Remove the screws holding the bottom kickplate.

Step 3: Loosen leveling legs.

Step 4: Pull dishwasher out of hole.

Step 5: Unlplug dishwasher.

Step 6: Disconnect wires from bottom of element in back.

Step 7: Remove plastic nuts holding element in place.

Step 8: Remove element.

Step 9: Reverse Steps 1-7.

Step 10: Drink beer.
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PAUL from ESTES PARK, CO
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
1- 2 hours
Tools:
Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Parts Used:
W10518394, 8268548, WP717273, WP661566
Unit Wouldn't Work. "Clean" Light Blinking
The unit had power, but the controls would not work. The "clean" light was blinking. I first replaced the control unit, no help. I then used the "just ask" and was told the problem was the heating element and/or the hi-temp thermostat. I replaced both those and used the re-set code pushing the "hi-temp/air dry, hi-temp/air dry" buttons. That did it. Easy parts to locate and replace. It took longer pulling the unit out and putting it back than it did to replace the parts.
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David from Arab, AL
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers, Socket set
Parts Used:
W10518394, 8268548, WP717273
Would not dry dishes
Turned off power, turned off water supply and diconnected, slid out dishwasher. Removed the spray wand and tilted dishwasher to access the two nuts and disconnet the wires. Removed the two nuts using a socket. Removed the old heating element and replaced with the new one secured with new nuts ( the old ones were fine but since I bought two new ones why not). Pluged the wires back up slid the dishwasher back in hooked up the water reinstalled the spray wand cut on the water and power. Good as new.
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James from McCordsville, IN
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Pliers, Screw drivers
Parts Used:
WPW10477552, W10518394, WP717273
Heater element had shorted out and began to smoke
I released the heater element from the clips on the bottom of the waaher tub. I pulled the unit out from the wall and disconnected power. There are two slip on wire terminals on each end of the heater element accessible from the back that need to be removed. One of them was badly rusted from leaking water, which had caused the short, and had to be replaced. These terminals and the crimping tool to install them are available at any home center. I removed and discarded the old plastic nuts since one of them was damaged by arching from the short circuit. Moving around to the front of the dishwasher, I removed the old heater and installed the new one. I had ordered new rubber washers, but the new heater came with them already installed. Since one of the old ones failed and caused the leak, they are a good thing to keep around as spares anyway. I installed the new nuts and tightened them to enough to ensure that the washers made a good seal. I reconnected the wire terminals to the heater, reconnected power and moved the unit back into place. The circuit opening when the heater failed caused a "call for service" error and the controller would not allow the unit to run. You will know you have this by the "CLEAN" LED flashing seven times. Clear the diagnostics by pressing the buttons for "HEATED DRY", "NORMAL", "HEATED DRY", "NORMAL" and after the controller resets, the dishwaher is ready to run. It's worked like new ever since.
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Philip from Sugar Land, TX
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set
Parts Used:
W10518394, 8268548, WP717273
Dishwasher wouldn't heat water or dry dishes
Disconnected the power and hot water supply.
Removed mounting screws under the counter, and the lower panel screws to expose the leveling screws.
Backed the leveling screws up so that the unit would slide out more easily
Walked the unit out to where I could reach the back side.
Disconnected the two power wires from the heater coil (slide off)
Unscrewed the plastic nuts holding the heater in place and removed the heater coil.
Replaced the heater coil and nuts.
Reversed the process above to install.
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Mark from Winchester, VA
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable), Wrench set
Parts Used:
W10518394
clean light flashing 7 times would not run
removed screws holding dishwasher to counter top,raised leveling pads,pulled dishwasher out, unplugged wiring,removed hold down nuts from inside dishwasher and installed new heater element, this was all easy the hard part was finding the code to reset the dishwasher there was no paperwork inside the dishwasher although there was an empty plastic holder.The code that worked for my model was with the door open to push the normal wash button then the high temp button three times as fast as you can within four seconds then close the door. It worked and reset the dishwasher which ran a short cycle then shut down as normal and is now working fine.After doing this select the beverage of your choice and relax. Hope this helps someone.
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Raymond from Palmer, AK
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
Parts Used:
W10518394
water not heating
The repair was easy. Getting the unit to slide out from under the counter was more time consuming.
After water and power is disconnected, tip the unit over onto one side to gain access to bottom. Look for two white composite plastic posts (insulators) about 2" long each with a single wire inside. Remove the two wire connectors then unscrew the insulators from the old heating element using an adjustable wrench. Inside the box remove the two metal element supports and pull out the old element. Clean and dry the area in and around the openings where the new element will be re-inserted. Carefully place the new element into the holes with the included new rubber washers. Re-install the two metal element supports on the inside of box. On the bottom, re-install the two insulators to the ends of the element, do not to tighten too much to avoid over compressing the rubber washers which could cause premature cracking. Reconnect both wires and check continuity from the door mircro-switch (white-violet) lead to the (white-red) lead on Electronic Controller connector #1 (P6). The circuit thru the element should be good if the Multimeter reads 10-35 ohms. Put the unit securely back under the counter and run a test wash. Works fine now.
I do recommend, if don't know how to use a multimeter or are concerned about accessing the electronic control box; contact a professional.
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KS from Garland, TX
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Wrench (Adjustable)
Parts Used:
W10518394
Heater element broke inside washer
I pulled the unit away from the cabinet, unplugged the washer and water line(not long enough to reach) removed two nuts from the underside and replaced the heating unit.
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Joseph from Mountain Top, PA
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
Parts Used:
W10518394
Heating element was not working
Very easy repair !!! I ordered my heating element on a Friday , it was on my porch Saturday. I used the directions that Parts.com sent me . I also read everyones Installation instructions ..... Every step was very easy . I did watch a utube video , so I couldn't screw this repair up......... My wife had a new dishwasher picked out for $ 579.00 , my part was $29 dollars , savings $550 dollar ...... After the repair , I ran the dishwasher and the blinking clean lite took care of itself ... The water has never been this hot and dryers the dishes like it was a new dishwasher ...... My advice , read everyone's Installation instuctions and watch the utube video .....
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Glenn from Daleville, AL
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
Parts Used:
W10518394
The dishwasher would not dry (heat)
First I identified the problem by checking the plug ends of the heater coil with an ohm meter. I quickly odered the part and when it arrived a few days later, I simply pulled off the electrical connectors, unscrewed the two bolts, removed the old/broken coil, put in the new coil and tightened down the nuts snuggly.
Nothing to it. I then had to reset the error code and it is working like new.
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Model Cross Reference

This part works with the following models:

PartSelect Number: PS8260087
Manufacturer Part Number: W10518394
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Kenmore
66512413N411
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Kenmore
66512413N412
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Kenmore
66512723K310
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Kenmore
66512723K311
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Kenmore
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Kenmore
66513002N511
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Kenmore
66513003N510
Dishwasher - DISHWASHER
Kenmore
66513003N511
Dishwasher - DISHWASHER
Kenmore
66513004N510
Dishwasher - DISHWASHER
Kenmore
66513004N511
Dishwasher - DISHWASHER
Kenmore
66513009N510
Dishwasher - DISHWASHER
Kenmore
66513009N511
Dishwasher - DISHWASHER
Kenmore
66513012K110
Dishwasher - UNDERCOUNTER DISHWASHER
Kenmore
66513012K111
Dishwasher
Kenmore
66513012K112
Dishwasher - UNDERCOUNTER DISHWASHER
Kenmore
66513012K113
Dishwasher - UNDERCOUNTER DISHWASHER
Kenmore
66513013K110
Dishwasher - UNDERCOUNTER DISHWASHER
Kenmore
66513013K111
Dishwasher
Kenmore
66513013K112
Dishwasher - UNDERCOUNTER DISHWASHER
Kenmore
66513013K113
Dishwasher - UNDERCOUNTER DISHWASHER
Kenmore
66513014K110
Dishwasher - UNDERCOUNTER DISHWASHER
Kenmore
66513014K111
Dishwasher
Kenmore
66513014K112
Dishwasher - UNDERCOUNTER DISHWASHER
Kenmore
66513014K113
Dishwasher - UNDERCOUNTER DISHWASHER
Kenmore
66513019K110
Dishwasher - UNDERCOUNTER DISHWASHER
Kenmore
66513019K111
Dishwasher
Kenmore
66513019K112
Dishwasher - UNDERCOUNTER DISHWASHER
Kenmore
66513019K113
Dishwasher - UNDERCOUNTER DISHWASHER