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FIXED KDTE234GPS0 KitchenAid Dishwasher not drying dishes

Jim79lynn

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KDTE234GPS0
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Age
1-5 years
My dishwasher is 3 1/2 years old, and the circulation motor went out. I replaced it successfully. However, since then, the dishes are not drying. I do not know if the heater is heating the water while washing. I measured the resistance of the heating element, and it is ok. I wonder what I could have done during the circulation motor replacement to cause this.
 

Jake

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Hi Jim,

Make sure both heating element wires are connected tight to your heating element terminals.

Also make sure the wires going to your high-limit thermostat are connected tight too.

Here's the parts diagram for your model:
#26 is your high-limit thermostat
#27 is your heating element

Jake
 

Jim79lynn

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Thanks for the suggestion. Those connections look and feel good. I attached a couple of pictures.
 

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Jim79lynn

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I also measured the resistance across the thermostat and verified that it is 0. The heating element measures about 30 Ohms, and the wiring from it to the thermostat checks out.
 

Jake

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Ok, Now run the SERVICE DIAGNOSTICS CYCLE, and let it run all the way through to reset it back to default.

Entry sequence: Press any 3 keys in the sequence 1-2-3, 1-2-3, 1-2-3 with no more than 1 second between key presses. NOTE: Some models have replaced the “Clean” LED with “Completed.”
The Service Diagnostics Cycle will start when the door is closed.

--->Invoking Service Diagnostics clears all status and last run information from memory and restores defaults. It also forces the next cycle to be a sensor calibration cycle.

LET IT RUN ALL THE WAY THROUGH: Service diagnostic cycle will take about 23 minutes.

Do that now, and report back.:)

Jake
 

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Ok, good Jim.

Next time you do a load see if the heating element gets hot in the dry cycle.

Jake
 

Jim79lynn

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It did! That is surprising. Does that mean it will keep working? If so, thanks tons! I wonder what I did to cause the problem?
 

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Yes Jim, that means it should continue to work.(y)

I wonder what I did to cause the problem?
On some models after you replace a part or parts you need to run the diagnostics cycle to reset everything back to default, then the heating element starts working normally again.:)

Thanks for the update!

Jake
 

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Anytime!

Jake
 
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