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Replacing your Whirlpool Dishwasher Dishwasher Heating Element
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Dishwasher Heating Element W10518394

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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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Replacing your Whirlpool Dishwasher Dishwasher Heating Element

Replacing your Whirlpool Dishwasher Dishwasher Heating Element
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, 8563464, 8572861, W10134009, W10441445, W10518394VP
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The light on the option panel "Hi-Temp Scour" is on.
I spent $290 in parts (4 in total).
I replaced all of them.
I resetted clicking 1,2,3 and 1,2,3 and 1,2 3 and then click the button normal. But
The diswasher is still not working.
The "hi-temp Scour" is still on.
I would like to ask to the dishwasher technitian, why the diswasher is not working even I replaced the 4 parts related to the temperature?
I followed all videos to replace the 4 parts and resett the dishwasher, but the dishwasher is not working.
Thanks.
Other Parts Used:
Dishwasher Thermistor High Limit Thermostat Dishwasher Heating Element
  • Rafael A from HOUSTON, TX
  • Difficulty Level:
    Very Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    More than 2 hours
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Dishwasher was drying the dishes.
Followed directions from YouTube video.
Other Parts Used:
Rubber Washer Dishwasher Heating Element
  • Janene from Gonzales, TX
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    1- 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench (Adjustable)
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Heating Element Burned Out
The repair was straightforward. The hardest parts were pulling the dishwasher out from the counter and keeping the dishwasher from falling forward when I needed to reach inside. The instructions in the video were accurate. I was very glad I bought the rubber washers, because I could not reuse the washers from the original heating element. Easy enough repair to do on your own.
Other Parts Used:
Rubber Washer Dishwasher Heating Element
  • Jeff from DANA POINT, CA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
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Heat element was cracked
Pulled dishwasher out unplug the wire on each side unscrew the nut on each side lift up in the back of element pull it out on metal holder for element and put the new one in really easy thanks so much for the help!!
Other Parts Used:
Silverware Basket Dishwasher Heating Element
  • TIMOTHY from OTSEGO, MN
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
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Dishes were not drying properly
Did the repair, but needed one extra step not described in video:

I followed the directions on the PartSelect Youtube video - very helpful! I do believe the heating element was the original culprit, as it had a "burn" area about the size of a dime that caused it to almost break into two parts. Obviously a point of failure. ... Read more >
BUT - after replacement, it still did not solve the problem of the dishes not drying.

After much web searching, I tried the diagnostic mode on the dishwasher, and that did a hard reset of the logic board and FIXED the problem.

So in all, it required both a new heating element AND a hard reset via diagnostic mode.
Other Parts Used:
Spring Dishwasher Heating Element
  • Reid from ALPHARETTA, GA
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Screw drivers
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Element was no longer working. Dishes were not drying.
Watched a video and seen how easy it was to repair. Just disconnect the power, water and return drain. two bolts and replace element . The difficult part was removing and replacing the dishwasher...piece of cake.
  • David from DEVINE, TX
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Wrench (Adjustable)
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Dishwasher was not drying the dishes.
I followed installation instructions from this site and all went well.
  • Mike from BOULDER, CO
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
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Broken Heating Element
I turned off the power to the dishwasher, removed the kick plate, raised the front levelers, disconnected the electric to the appliance, turned off the water supply to the appliance, disconnected the water supply, disconnected the drain system from the garbage disposal, unscrew the appliance from the countertop, then I remove the appliance from underneath the counter. I then tilted the appliance back and then in screwed the plastic retainers that held the heater element in place, removed the old one, replaced it with the new one in reversed the whole process
  • Joe from POQUOSON, VA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    1- 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
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Won't start -- "clean" light constantly blinking -- squeal noise prior to shutdown
Easily replaced motor and pump per video. Located high limit thermostat looking up from bottom and held on with two screw bracket. Reset code: push "Hi temp scour" then push "Air dry" then repeat push of "Hi temp scour" / "Air dry". Works like new - thanks.
Other Parts Used:
Circulation Pump and Motor High Limit Thermostat Dishwasher Heating Element
  • Thomas from SMITHTOWN, NY
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers, Socket set
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My dishwasher quietpartner ii was not cleaning my dishes. It seemed it was not heating correctly that the Hi temp wash or the heated dry.
I loooked up the main problems associated with that model which is provided on the website and ended up ordering a heating element and a thermostat. I replaced both parts it took me about 30 minutes. The dishwasher is working again and my wife is very happy. Thanks guys!!!
Other Parts Used:
Dishwasher Heating Element High Limit Thermostat
  • Jesus from Tucson, AZ
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
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Jeff
December 19, 2018
How do you check the heating element for continuity?
For model number KUDS30IVWH3
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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?
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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
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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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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
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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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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
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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
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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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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
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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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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
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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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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
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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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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
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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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Model Cross Reference
This part works with the following models:
PartSelect Number: PS8260087
Manufacturer Part Number: W10518394
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Model Number
Description
Kenmore
66213032K112
Dishwasher - Dishwasher
Kenmore
66512093K210
Dishwasher - UNDERCOUNTER DISWASHER
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
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