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Last night when the dishwasher reached 6 in the cycle (plate warming) there was a loud pop that caused as to loose all electricity in our home. When the electrician took the dishwasher out of the powerpoint the electricity came back on. The power point still works so the electrician has said that the dishwasher has blown. Does this sound like something that could be fixed? And if so who would I contact to do this? Thanks


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The heating element in a dishwasher ( 120 volts only on a residential dishwasher ) draws a lot of current like an oven element (240 volts ) & probably has shorted or split open to let water into the internal element(from the outer shell/cover) of the element and shorted to ground from water in the tub and arced,Or, is there possibly a G.F.C.I on this circuit as these can trip both phases on a single phase 120/240 household circuit?also, when you say "plate warming",it has to be a heating element problem,because there is no other cycle on a dishwasher that would heat the dirty dishes before the wash cycle,and this cycle # 6 & would be near the end of the whole wash cycle, with no( make or model #'s ) serial #'s I cannot assist you further....Daniel
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