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Knife touching heating element in water, began smoking

\015 During the wash cycle, a knife fell to the bottom and was lying in water touching the heating element. The dishwasher began smoking and we shut it off immediately. When we went to turn on the dishwasher a little later, it would not start.\015

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A complete model number will help immensely, please...
unless the knife cut through the outer shell/covering of the heater element, or melted to it the worst its gonna do is be really hot..
disconnect from power and remove the kick panel below the door and see if you can move the main motors splash shield with your finger, if not motors seized..
if so motor could still have a burnt winding, but you'll need a multimeter to test it..
good luck, have fun,
The problem you have is that with the heating element energized with 120 volts to heat the water and came in contact with metal and in water, it may have shorted the element out. It may have just tripped the circuit breaker also. Go to the breaker box and you will find the breaker. It is probably in the midway position. Shut it off hard and back on. It should be fine then. Let me know if that was the problem, and if not we will go from there.
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