Having problems with your Kenmore 16879 Built-in Dishwasher ?

The heating coil on bottom of my Kenmore DW 16879 broke. Can I repair it myself or do I need a repairman? Where can I buy the coil (heating element)?


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They are not that hard to replace. but be sure to turn it off at the circuit breaker, or if it plugs in under the sink, unplug it before servicing it.
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\015\012there are many sources of parts, http://midwestapplianceparts.com/ is one online. there should be a few in your local area as well.
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\015\012You will need to remove the DW from under the cabinet and remove a panel to get to the connections.
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\015\012Not an overwelming job, but will take a few hours if you have never done it... BTW, be carefull of the water supply line... as in do not break it!!! you will want to turn it off before moving the DW and insure it is not leaking after you reinstall the DW.
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