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How to remove plastic spoon melted on heating element and everything smellls


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I a Westinghouse dishwasher 920 and a plastic spoon fell onto the element while it was on and its melted the spoon on the heat element and i cant remove it. how do i replace the element i am a motor mech so i am mech minded Kind Regards Chris


Break as much of the plastic off as you can and just let the rest melt off or melt it with a solder gun . won't hurt anything. If you want is easy to replace just hall machine from hole and tilt back remove the wires and the nuts holding it on . ... Westinghouse Dishwashers

A child's plastic cup top melted on heating element. . .how to remove residue


Gently scrape with a razor blade or paint scraper to remove the large pieces, then use some emery paper or very fine sand paper to remove the rest. Use care when applying any pressure on the element, and try not to leave any gouges in the element su ... GE 24 in. Profile PDW7800 Built-in Dishwasher

A piece of plastic spoon melted on heating element. Is there a way to clean it off.


Make sure the heating element is cool. Remove as much of the melted plastic off that you can by hand first. You can use a straight edge razor to lightly scrape it off. When you have most of the material removed, get some fine emery paper or steel ... Dishwashers

Remove melted plastic dishwasher heating element


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I want to remove the white plastic wheel that propels water into the circulating arms. It is held with one screw which I cannot seem to be able to loosen. This white plastic wheel has 2 small holes in the surface which are perhaps there for some special tool to hold the wheel stationary in order to loosen the screw holding this wheel in place. Underneath this gray plastic housing is the heating element. I want to remove it in order to clean accumulated deposits of gunk.


It's reverse threaded. ... LG 24 in. LDS 5811 Built-in Dishwasher

I have washed and rewashed my dishes with no soap and my glasses have a horrible white film and any of my plastics now have white film almost as if the soap is not rinsing off. I have resorted to hand washing and some of the glasses seem to be etched with this white residue....difficult to remove. Please help! I have read possible heating element problems but I just ran the dishes thru a wash cycle with no soap and when I opened the door the heating element seems to be functioning fine -- all


Hi,The scum, film and white residue problems have started since the reduction of phosphates in dishwasher detergents.Here is a tip that will help you to solve the problem of films, residue, and scum in your ... Kenmore 24 in. 17482 / 17484 / 17489 Built-in Dishwasher

I have a six year old dishwasher that started leaking water out of where the heating element is attached on the lower part of the unit. It appears as though the heating element has melted through the plastic. Is this a flaw in the design and is there a recall on this?


Dont use it!!!!!!!! ring the manufacturer with the serial number ect phone number should be on appliance booklet or get it from a dealer ... Dishwashers

Plastic melted on Dishwasher heating element


You can also use blow dryer to heat up plastic ... Frigidaire 24 in. FDB1050REC Stainless Steel Built-in Dishwasher

I have a leak coming from my dishwasher from what what I think is the plastic melting from the heating element. The plastic is weakened and a very small hairline crack has formed. Any suggestions on how to resolve. The dishwasher is just over 5 years old.


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I have a JDB1090AWS about 3 years old. We noticed a smell and found cutting boards and plastic cups melted. Machine was off. Had to turn off the breaker. Checked both leads to element & have power even with machine off. Not sure if it could be the limiting thermostat; I assume that is to shut the heat down when it gets too hot. Element is on though when it shouldn't be to begin with. I did have to tighten the water supply. Had some water underneath, but all wires seemed dry. Any tests I should t


The heat element can only get so hot.It's timed so it doesn't exceed a period of on, exposing dishwasher contents to continuous high temps.Watch the timer and take note how long it broils your cookware.Good luck. ... Dishwashers

A small plastic dish has fused to the heating element in the bottom of my Whirlpool dishwasher. How can I best remove it without damaging the element?


I would take a soldering iron and melt as much as you cant away from the element. There may be some residual but it will burn itself off after a few uses ... Whirlpool 24 in. DU810CWD Built-in Dishwasher

My plastic tub on my Whirlpool GU2500XTPSO dishwasher seems to have a small dimple in the plastic below the heating element. It looks like a metal utensil or something may have fallen and was leaning


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It get to hot, and the heating element stays on and melts plastics. Way to hot.


STOP USING THE DISHWASHER IMMEDIATELY. \015\012\015\012It's dangerous and using it will cause further damage. It's likely that considerable damage has been done already if plastics have melted.\015\012\015\012Your thermostat h ... Electrolux 24 in. EDW5505EPS Stainless Steel Built-in Dishwasher

Plastic is melted onto the heating element. is this a problem? what should i do?


I am assuming the dishwasher is not working.\015\012\015\012You will need to check where the plastic has come from. The temperature has to be very high for the plastic to melt. This can happen if the dishwasher heater has been on with no ... Jenn-Air JDB6510 Built-in Dishwasher

Have a frigidaire dishwasher (model- PLD4375RFC0)about 2 years old. Set to run as we left to go out of town- when we came back all lights flashing including error- found a child's plastic bowl that had fallen to the bottom and had a melted spot as it was next to the heating element. Called support and were told to master restart- shut the power off for 15 minutes. Did and now flashing "27". Cannot find a code for that and neither could support without sending out a repairman. Any advice before


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Ge pdw7880j10ss dishwasher lower roller fell off and melted on lower heating element. need to know part number of lower roller and plastic clip that affixes the lower roller to lower rack?


(http://www.geappliances.com/service_and_support/parts/)the correct # for your unit is pdw7880n10ssjust enter your model #(under repair or replacment parts)the site will walk you thru the rest.when you get to the parts list make sure you ... GE 24 in. Profile PDW7800 Built-in Dishwasher

Plastic spoon melted on dishwasher element ? can it be cleaned? how


Id scrap it with a knife and a fine sand paper ... Kenmore Dishwashers

Dishwasher is heating too hot and melting anything plastic


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Kenmore ultra wash 665 dishwasher heating element melted down in one corner


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Kenmore ultra wash 665 dishwasher heating element melted down in one corner


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Whirlpool model GU2400XTPQ7 (Canada) plastic tub has discoloration from heat element......plastic directly under the element has dried out and cracked....it almost looks like it has been eaten away......now I have a leak! Virtually impossible to fix without replacing the entire plastic tub. Of course because the machine is four years old, the warranty has expired. Is this a common problem? Heard of this before?What now???


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My wife has a kenmore quietgaurd standard dishwasher, model number 587.16149400. Our issue is that its getting so hot during its drying cycle that is melting plastic dishes. I checked and everything is dishwasher safe so it shouldnt be melting. It is even melting really thick items like water bottle lids and brand new plastic cups. it is also not rinsing well. What could be causing this?


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Melted utensil on heating element


Hi amsaunders5,\015\012\015\012I'm Harvey the Master Plumber.\015\012\015\012Your problem is: Children tried to surprise you by doing dishes. The plastic spatula melted and stuck on the heating coil on the bottom \015\0 ... Kenmore 24 in. 15932 Built-in Dishwasher

Disherwasher heating element not working while cleaning, remove heating element test with multimeter and working fine added back to dishwasher but still not working


I would say it may be the control board. ... Westinghouse 24 in. MDP531 RF Free-standing Dishwasher
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