How to replace a heater in a dishwasher - 10 steps to success

If your dishwasher does not heat the water and you are convinced that the heating element that is out of order is to blame, you will have to replace it with a new one. Do it yourself or call the master - it's up to you, we will only provide instructions for replacing the heater in the dishwasher. This will make it possible to understand whether you can handle it yourself and, in fact, what all the work consists of.

Preparatory work

First of all, before replacing you should prepare a small set of tools, which includes:

  • pliers;
  • flat and Phillips screwdriver;
  • awl;
  • multimeter.

In addition, you need a new heater, which you must purchase in advance. Please note that heating elements are non-separable (fixed in the heating block) and collapsible. If there are no fasteners on the case, it means in your case the first version and you will have to replace the entire unit. Sometimes it is enough to dismantle the heater from the heating block and replace only the heater itself.

Main process

So that the whole technology of replacing the heating element in the dishwasher is understandable for you, we will provide it in the form of step-by-step instructions. Please note that different models of equipment may have slightly different fastenings, but in general the disassembly sequence is approximately the same.

Dishwasher Repair

So, all the work consists of the following 10 steps:

  1. Unplug the dishwasher, disconnect the water supply hose and drain.
  2. Open the door and remove the dish trays so that they do not interfere with the replacement.
  3. Remove the sprayer that is installed on the bottom of the dishwasher. To do this, pull the sprayer up.
  4. Unscrew the filter installed under the sprayer, immediately remove the mesh from the stainless steel.
  5. Remove the screws that hold the pipe and the heating unit itself.
  6. Turn the dishwasher upside down and allow access to the heating element. If the dishwasher is freestanding, you need to remove the back wall, if built-in - the bottom panel.
  7. Remove the pump. To do this is quite simple - you just need to unscrew it clockwise and pull it to the side. Everything is done without much effort. Do not forget to disconnect the sensor, a collar and a branch pipe.
  8. Put your hand under the body and dismantle the rubber fasteners holding the heater, as well as the hose.
  9. Carefully remove the inoperative heater.
  10. Replace the heater with a new one and reassemble the dishwasher in the reverse order.

The video below clearly shows how to replace the heating element:


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  • A. Kolobov

    Thank you for the article. I was not strong in these things, our old hotpoint needed help. read - replaced, everything works properly again. Thank!

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