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Replacing your Whirlpool Dishwasher Dishwasher Heating Element
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Dishwasher Heating Element

Works With Model WDT720PADM2!
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$66.15
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Fix Number:
FIX8260087
Manufacturer #:
W10518394
Manufactured by:
Whirlpool
Works With Model WDT720PADM2!

Product Description

This is a manufacturer-approved heating element and 2 washers. If the dishes in your dishwasher are not drying or the water in the dishwasher is not getting hot, it may be due to a failed heating element. The heating element is not intended to heat the water that enters the appliance but is designed to maintain the heat of the water that enters. This part is located on the bottom of the appliance. Be sure to disconnect the power to the appliance before you begin this repair. Start this repair by disconnecting 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 the new part. For this beginner repair, you will need a screwdriver, wrench set, and it should be completed in less than 30 minutes.

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Replacing your Dishwasher Heating Element

Replacing your Dishwasher Heating Element

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Average Repair Rating: 3.3 / 5.0, 7 reviews.
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Customer:
Jesse from Mandan, ND
Parts Used:
W10518394
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable), Wrench set
not drying or cleaning dishes
Turned off breaker at power source. Turned off water supply valve. Disconnected water supply hose and drain hose. Removed base panel with 1/4'' nut driver. Removed power box cover screw with 1/4'' nut driver, turned off wire nuts connecting power cable and used phillips screw driver to remove ground. Removed 2 phillips screw under front o f counter holding dishwasher in place. rolled dishwasher out of cabinet and layed face down on towels. Pulled two wires connected to the element marking position prior. Then removed two heater element nuts with adjustable wrench. Tipped dishwasher up, opened door and lifted out lower rack, underlower rack is heating element and lifted out. Reverse procedure to install.
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Customer:
William from Ham Lake, MN
Parts Used:
W10518394
Difficulty Level:
Very Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Wrench (Adjustable)
Heating Element went out
Pulled dishwasher out from counter. Laid it on its face on a couple pillows. Located heating element wires and removed both. Unscrewed both element insulating/sealing nuts. Stood dishwasher upright opened door and removed element. Replaced element. Flipped on its face again and replaced both nuts and wires. Done. Worked great. Fast shippi ng on element. Thanks!
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Customer:
Mark from Belmont, MI
Parts Used:
W10518394, WP717273
Difficulty Level:
A Bit Difficult
Total Repair Time:
1- 2 hours
Tools:
Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
Heating element failed
1)Turned power off to dishwasher 2) removed toekick cover 3) shut off water 4) disconnected water line to dishwasher 5) removed top screws holding DW in place 6) slid DW out of cavity to access the read bottom 7) removed terminal clips from bottom side of heating element under DW 8) remover special "nuts" that held the heat element in pla ce under DW 9) removed old heat element from inside DW 10) installed rubber wagers on. New heat element 11) installed new heat element from inside DW through holes in back of DW 12) screwed "nuts" back onto the new heat element under DW .... Note .... The new element used different "nuts" than the original .... So I was glad I had ordered new "nuts" just in case and would suggest you do the same 13) attach the electrical connections back on the new heating element 14) slide the DW back under the counter and attach to counter top nosing 15) hooked the water back up and turned it on 16) turned the breaker back on
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Customer:
Martha from Blytheville, AR
Parts Used:
W10518394
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Wrench (Adjustable)
heat element burned out
pull the dishwasher out of cabinet remove water line and electric wire from washer removed 2 wires remove 2nuts off the element it came right out replaced new element in all about 1 hr. of work
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Customer:
Mike from Greensboro, NC
Parts Used:
W10518394
Difficulty Level:
A Bit Difficult
Total Repair Time:
1- 2 hours
Tools:
Pliers, Screw drivers
The heating element expired on our dishwasher.
I followed an internet video on how to change a dishwasher heating element. The installation involved completely removing the dishwasher from the cabinetry, needing sufficient space in which to turn the dishwasher on its side, and disconnecting the electric wire from the appliance junction box. The actual timing of the part replacement wa s about 15 minutes. The difficulty I had was familiarizing myself with where the hoses and lines connect and reconnect. Our kitchen is also small, so moving the machine around was tricky. If I were to replace the part again, I could do it much faster, now that I know how to do it. Also, the element seals were a bit different on the replacement part; however, they work just fine.
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Customer:
James from Clayton, NC
Parts Used:
W10518394
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
1- 2 hours
Tools:
Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
D3 error code - Heating element failure
Thanks to your excellent video, I just took my time, followed the instructions and I was done. Took longer to remove the dishwasher from the cabinet then to replace the element. Thanks for everything. Did it myself and saved a lot of money!
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Customer:
jeremy from cuyahoga falls, OH
Parts Used:
W10518394
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Wrench (Adjustable)
The heating element broke
I followed the online video and it was perfect. I pulled the dishwasher out found where the wires plugged into the heating element disconnected them unscrewed the plastic nuts, Took the broken heating element out of the dishwasher. When I put in the new heating element push them down through then screwed in new plastic nuts went back ins ide pushed down the heating element again to make sure it was in the right position and then I tightened up the plastic nuts on the bottom when that was done I reconnected the wires and pushed the dishwasher back in
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Model Compatibility

This part works with the following models:
Fix Number: FIX8260087
Manufacturer Part Number: W10518394
Brand
Model Number
Description
Kenmore
66213032K112
Dishwasher - Dishwasher
Kenmore
66512093K210
Dishwasher - UNDERCOUNTER DISWASHER
Kenmore
66512413N410
Dishwasher - DISHWASHER
Kenmore
66512413N411
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Kenmore
66512413N412
Dishwasher - DISHWASHER
Kenmore
66512413N413
Dishwasher - Kenmore Dishwasher 66512413n413
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
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