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Dishwasher Heating Element

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PartSelect Number PS8260087
Manufacturer Part Number W10518394
Manufactured by Whirlpool
Product Description

Dishwasher Heating Element Specifications

This manufacturer-certified 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. Use a multi-meter to test your heating element for continuity to determine whether this is the part that is causing your symptom. This part does not include any washers. To make your repair, disconnect the wires from the bottom of the element in the back, remove the plastic nuts holding it in place, remove the element, and repeat these steps in reverse order to install your new part. This is an easy repair that requires only a screwdriver, wrench set, and should take less than 30 minutes.

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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 products:
Whirlpool, Kenmore, Maytag, Amana.
Part# W10518394 replaces these:
AP5690151, 2977737, W10518394, 8194250, 8563007, 8572861, W10134009, W10441445, W10518394VP
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Jeff
December 19, 2018
How do you check the heating element for continuity?
For model number KUDS30IVWH3
Hello Jeff, thank you for your question. To test the element, locate your dishwasher's heating element. Open the dishwasher door and look into the tub. It is the thin, circular tube at the base of your dishwasher. It may or may not be covered. If it is covered, remove the lower dishrack, and then remove the cover. Your heating element is going to have two metal terminals. One at each end. Each terminal reaches downwards, into the base of the dishwasher. Mentally mark the area where each terminal enters the base of the tub. Now you need to gain access to the heating element's wiring. You can do this by first removing the lower kickplate panel of the dishwasher. There will be at least two screws (but maybe four) holding the kickplate panel in place. They are located either on the top or the bottom of the panel. If the screws are located on the top, you may need to open the dishwasher door in order to gain access to them. Close the door to remove the panel, though. Now look into the lower access area that you have just uncovered. Pinpoint the area where the heating element terminals extend through the base of the dishwasher. They will each have a wire connected to it. Label each of the wires so that you will be able to properly reconnect them later. Now you can pull the wires off the terminals. Each wire is connected to a terminal using a slip-on connector. Grasp the connector and pull on it firmly. DO NOT pull on the wire itself. Pull only from the connector. You may decide you need to use a pair of needle nosed pliers to help you. Use your multitester (aka multimeter) to test the heating element for continuity. Set the device to the ohms setting x 1. Touch each meter probe to a terminal. You should receive a reading somewhere in between infinity and zero. Because of the variety of makes and models of dishwashers, it is quite difficult to say exactly what the reading should be for each and every possible model. However, if the test you conduct produces a reading of infinite resistance (meter's needle does not move), then that is indicative of a faulty heating element, and you should replace yours. Similarily, if the test you conduct produces a reading of zero resistance (meter's needle moves to the other extreme of the scale), then that is also indicative of a faulty heating element, and you should replace yours. You do not have to remove the heating element from the dishwasher in order to test it. Just make sure power is not getting to your dishwasher before you conduct the test. I hope this helps!

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Russ
December 9, 2017
Whirlpool dishwasher heating element has a 6” setting glowing red. Is this normal?
Hello Russ, Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, this is normal. Have a nice day!

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Greg
December 20, 2017
Does this heating element include the rubber washers that seal the element to the tub?
For model number GU1100XTLB1
Hi Greg, Thank you for your question. The rubber washers are sold separately. The part number for the washers is PS11743934. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Tracie
April 21, 2018
My dishwasher works great but does not dry dishes on the top rack. What can i do to fix this problem?
For model number WDT710PAYM6
Hello Tracie, Thank you for your inquiry. We would recommend checking the following parts to fix your issue: inner door vent, heating element, and high limit thermostat. You can test the element and thermostat with a multimeter. Hope this helps!

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Dave
December 31, 2017
Lights are on display when pressing start nothing happens and lights stay on noticed d w hasn't been turning on regularly last few days could be the heating element? Or? Thanks
For model number WDF520PADM3
Hello Dave, Thank you for your inquiry. I would check the heating element, the high limit thermostat and the turbidity sensor with a multimeter to see if they have continuity. If you are unfamiliar with how a multimeter functions, there are YouTube videos available to assist you. Hope this helps!

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Frank
January 26, 2018
Hello, I am in need of the heating element for this model. I see your PS8260087 is noted on your website as the part, can you please tell me if this is an OEM part or aftermarket?
For model number WDT710PAYM5
Hello Frank, Thanks for your question. Yes, this part is the correct heating element for your model and it is OEM. I hope this helps.

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Alex
December 6, 2017
Replaced the heating element but it does not seem to heat up on my Whirlpool dishwasher. Connected the leads to same orientation as before. Is there a switch or cut off that would keep power from the heating element?
For model number WDF310PAAS4
Hi Alex, Thank you for your question. If the heating element is not working, you may have to check to see if the issue with the high limit thermostat. This part acts as as safety mechanism that keeps the dryer from overheating. Once the dryer temperature reaches a certain point, this part will shut down power to the heating element. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Bruce
March 14, 2018
-ok, i tested all three parts as mentioned in your answer below and they all have continuity (the meter "beeeeped" when i touched each part's poles). I carefully put everything back together, turn the power back on and ... nothing. no lights. nothing. any other ideas? -----++ hello bruce, thank you for your question. the first parts to check would be the door latch, door latch - black part number: w10619006 to see if it is faulty. if the switch isn't working the signal will not be sent to the board to let it know that its safe to start the cycle. you will also want to test the high limit thermostat part number: wp661566 and turbidity sensor part number: wpw10705575. if these are tested and the unit is still not powering up, the problem is most likely the electronic control board part number w10473200. i hope this helps!
For model number WDF530PLYW2
Hi Bruce, Thank you for your question. If you have have tested all the parts including the electronic control board, then you will need to contact then you will need to contact a technician to come out and check to see what is going on with your appliance. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Lou
January 20, 2020
I need the heating element for this Amana dishwasher. Is this the correct one? If so, do i need to purchase any other parts? My dishwasher model number is adb1400ags1.
For model number ADB1400AGS1
Hello Lou, thank you for your question. The element is PartSelect Number: PS8260087. This is the correct replacement part. You should not need any other parts to complete this repair.

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Dedra
February 5, 2020
I ordered the element (part # w10518394) and it is too short. It is oval rather than the horseshoe style that is in the dishwasher. The one needed is approximately 15” in length. Do you have the correct element?
For model number MDB4709PAW1
Hello, Thank you for your question. Looking at your model number here is the correct element for your model. Part #: PS8260087. We hope this helps, good luck with this repair.

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Replacing your Whirlpool Dishwasher Dishwasher Heating Element

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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.
  • Dennis from Sedro Woolley, WA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • Parts Used:
    W10518394
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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.
  • PAUL from ESTES PARK, CO
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    1- 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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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.
  • David from Arab, AL
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers, Socket set
  • Parts Used:
    W10518394, 8268548, WP717273
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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.
  • James from McCordsville, IN
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Screw drivers
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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.
  • 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
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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.
  • Mark from Winchester, VA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable), Wrench set
  • Parts Used:
    W10518394
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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.
  • KS from Garland, TX
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Wrench (Adjustable)
  • Parts Used:
    W10518394
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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.
  • Glenn from Daleville, AL
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
  • Parts Used:
    W10518394
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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.
  • Raymond from Palmer, AK
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
  • Parts Used:
    W10518394
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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 .....
  • Joseph from Mountain Top, PA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
  • Parts Used:
    W10518394
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Model Cross Reference
This part works with the following models:
PartSelect Number: PS8260087
Manufacturer Part Number: W10518394
Brand
Model Number
Description
Kenmore
66512093K210
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Kenmore
66512413N410
Dishwasher - DISHWASHER
Kenmore
66512413N411
Dishwasher - DISHWASHER
Kenmore
66512413N412
Dishwasher - DISHWASHER
Kenmore
66512723K310
Dishwasher - UNDERCOUNTER DISHWASHER
Kenmore
66512723K311
Dishwasher - DISHWASHER
Kenmore
66513002N510
Dishwasher - DISHWASHER
Kenmore
66513002N511
Dishwasher - DISHWASHER
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

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