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    I have a dishwasher that is not heating the water. Weeks ago I got a service tech out to check it out and they said they I needed a new Thermista and valve. After installing the parts they said it was fixed and left. *I put the dishwasher through a number of cycles and it was still not heating the water. (it is not stone cold - more like tepid) On the phone later he said that he though it was working because the heating element was drawing a current. He thinks the control board might be causing the thermista to blow. Does this sound like a reasonable explanation? I dont want to throw good money after bad *:(

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    Re: Dishwasher Drama - electrical advice

    whats the call out + parts equal?
    whats a new dishwasher worth $$$?

    sums need to be done? a new one may save you money (just paying for it will hurt ;D when it could have been spent one coffee stuff)

    you will get warranty and peace of mind with a new one......

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5C5B40484F5D5A2E0 link=1264135706/0#0 date=1264135706
    I have a dishwasher that is not heating the water. Weeks ago I got a service tech out to check it out and they said they I needed a new Thermista and valve. After installing the parts they said it was fixed and left. *I put the dishwasher through a number of cycles and it was still not heating the water. (it is not stone cold - more like tepid) On the phone later he said that he though it was working because the heating element was drawing a current. He thinks the control board might be causing the thermista to blow. Does this sound like a reasonable explanation? I dont want to throw good money after bad *:(
    Sounds like some fast talking...

    What model / brand of dishwasher ?

    How much did teh repair cost ?

    What is a new one / auction / scratch and dint, going to cost ?

    ( I always love the scratch and dint sales - full warranty and a minor blemish on a panel some where)


    A: Temp probe, level sense and a control cct... Not unlike a coffee machine :D

    Can be a pain to fix as panels to get off and try to run with teh door open ;D :D

    As to drawing some current ?? So he had a current clamp and meter hooked up ? Dont see that too much..

    Oh, so what wattage is the dishwasher ? Thus with a current meter he should have known ASAP as to if it was at full or part heating...


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    Quote Originally Posted by 5E71787A6D527E717E787A727A716B1F0 link=1264135706/2#2 date=1264141509
    What model / brand of dishwasher ?
    Blanco bfdw6w

    Quote Originally Posted by 5E71787A6D527E717E787A727A716B1F0 link=1264135706/2#2 date=1264141509
    How much did teh repair cost ?
    280

    Quote Originally Posted by 5E71787A6D527E717E787A727A716B1F0
    link=1264135706/2#2 date=1264141509
    Oh, so what wattage is the dishwasher ?Thus with a current meter he should have known ASAP as to if it was at full or part heating...
    2150-2300 W



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    2yr warranty. Includes: Electronic Controls, Quick Wash Option, Delay Start.

    DISCONTINUED

    I would see about getting a $280 discount on ya next purchase..

    At those wattages... IF they were really measuring the power load... It should have been in their faces... *It could be running at a :OW temp and they just did a QUICK test and saw the elements warming up and assumed ... Shes all OK..

    If ya look at another $280 for further repairs... Ya half way into a new one and still no warranty and no life expectancy... A discontinued item.

    Do the dishes ya self or get a wife.. They can last longer *:D ;D :o :o :o :o :o

    Some good reading here as to making a choice...

    http://www.ilcaustralia.org/home/search4.asp?state=NSW&page=7&MC=81&MinC=20

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    Re: Dishwasher Drama - electrical advice

    We did a similar process a few months ago... dishwasher seal died and sent a pile of water across the kitchen floor.

    repair or new?

    For $650 odd we bought a new Dishlex and its a ripper... about a quarter of the noise (we have to look at the lights to determine if its running), a fraction of the water usage and a fraction of the power (as the old one heated so much water that it didnt need). I dont regret the choice for a minute.

    Prices ranged from $500 to $1100... $1100 was swiss and stainless... $650 odd gets a plain ol white one without LCD screens and other junk to break.

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    Update please...

    I mean a dishwasher is almost as important as a coffee machine these days..

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    Quote Originally Posted by 57787173645B77787771737B737862160 link=1264135706/6#6 date=1264369876
    Update please...
    I will let you know tomorrow!! :-?

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    Re: Dishwasher Drama - electrical advice

    The latest; techie says that the heating element is blown and needs to be replaced :( I just wonder if the thermastat and valve needed to be replaced at all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2F28333B3C2E295D0 link=1264135706/8#8 date=1264755058
    The latest; techie says that the heating element is blown and needs to be replaced *:( I just wonder if the thermastat and valve needed to be replaced at all?
    No comment...

    You pay for parts - you get to keep them.. If in doubt, ya can always get them checked ?

    I always have and even at the garage...

    So if the element... How come his comments as to teh last repair ?? Bet he never measured..

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    Quote Originally Posted by 614E4745526D414E4147454D454E54200 link=1264135706/9#9 date=1264755991
    So if the element... How come his comments as to the last repair ??Bet he never measured..

    His explanation was that it must have blown after he measured it drawing a current! :-?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2B2C373F382A2D590 link=1264135706/10#10 date=1264767992
    Quote Originally Posted by 614E4745526D414E4147454D454E54200 link=1264135706/9#9 date=1264755991
    So if the element... How come his comments as to the last repair ??Bet he never measured.. *

    His explanation was that it must have blown after he measured it drawing a current! *:-?
    Possible... Any thing is possible..

    So with out first hand experience etc... Ya can only take his word for it... And it could well be 100% true. And teh other bits faulty having weakened teh element.. We will never know.

    Be Happy - Its working - Other issues in life to be worried about.

    Now where is that coffee

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    Re: Dishwasher Drama - electrical advice

    Quote Originally Posted by 220D0406112E020D0204060E060D17630 link=1264135706/11#11 date=1264801120
    Be Happy - Its working

    Not yet its not - waiting for the part ::)



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