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GE Dishwasher GDT655SSJ0SS Heating element warm but not hot.

alex_fl05

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GDT655SSJ0SS
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The heating element stopped working. I visually inspected it and it had a white spot in the back and I assumed it burned out and replaced it with new element.
Found out old element had continuity of about 1ohms.
Found TCO and it was tripped. Reset TCO.
New element only gets warm but not hot. Can touch it without getting burned.
it doesn’t have a float switch sensor. Just and old style switch. The switch works good.
What can be causing this issue that heating element is barely getting warm but not hot?
 

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Jake

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What does the new heating element ohm out at?

Use your meter and see if its getting 120 volts to it when the heating element should be ON.

Here's the heating element for your model:
Heating Element WD05X24776


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Ok, then it should be working fine.

This is how it works--->During Dry the heating element cycles after an initial 6 minute ON time to 60 seconds OFF, 60 seconds ON for 28 minutes during a Normal cycle with no wash boost options selected. Boost wash options will change the time needed due to hotter temperatures in rinse for options and cycle selected.

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alex_fl05

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Ok thanks for the clarification.
The thing is I went into diagnostic mode and had element on for 2 minutes and it only got warm not hot.
Is that normal?
 

Jake

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It should get hot, where did you buy the heating element at? If its a aftermarket it will not perform up to standard to the OEM one.

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alex_fl05

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I got it from searspartsdirect. It’s oem GE and only gets warm. I guess I need to contact the site and let them know.
 

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Yes, tell them its only getting warm and not hot and they should send you another new one.

If you are getting a constant 120 volts to the heating element it should be hot. Make sure you keep your meter probes on the heating element terminals to make sure you are getting a constant 120 volts to the heating element when its ON.

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