Having problems with your Westinghouse 24 in. MDP531 RF Free-standing Dishwasher ?

Westinghouse Dishwasher Model SB907W5*08 the dishes are not getting cleaned & it appears that it is not heating as i bought a bottle of dishwasher cleaner & the dishwasher is supposed to heat up enough to dissolve the lid off the cleaner to let the fluid out. after putting the cleaner through a cycle the cleaner lid was still there. i think this must mean that the heating element is broken? this is out of warranty & can't remember how much it cost us so don't know whether better off gettin


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\015\012If you are observing that the dishes are not clean, then you'll need to follow certain steps to be sure where exactly the issue. First thing to check for is the detergent cup and spray arms. Check if the dishwasher's spray arms are working fine and all the holes of the arms are clear. Now try using a different detergent like gel or liquid based detergent to see if it helps.
\015\012Dishes are left unclean when the dishwasher is not filling in properly or when the water pressure is low. Check for water pressure and water inlet valve. The water inlet valve if faulty will draw very little or no water. However, if you observe that water pressure is fine and there is no issue with the Fill valve then check whether the dishwasher is draining. If it's not draining then see if the drain hose is plugged or clogged. If drain hose is fine and the dishwasher is still not draining then there is some issue with the drain pump or drain filter. To check this you'll need to disassemble the dishwasher and trace back the drain hose to a pump, remove the drain hose from pump and clean the debris from the pump and filter. Make sure you have lots of towels as there would be a lot of water coming out from the pump.
\015\012Next thing to check if the dishwasher is draining and filling properly is water temperature. Water temperature should be between 120 and 140 F. If water is not hot enough then heating element has gone bad, to check the element you'll need a multimeter. Use the multimeter and check if the Rx1 reading on the meter shows reading between 1200 (1.2K) ohms and 1500 (1.5K) ohms, if not the heating element has died. Hope this helps... If it does please do not forget to accept the solution or post back for assistance.

Daniel
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