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Reference Bosch Dishwasher, Model SMU2046UC/14, approx. 14

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Reference: Bosch Dishwasher, Model SMU2046UC/14, approx. 14 years old.

Dishes do not dry properly. Suspect heating element is defective, but is no longer available from Bosch.

Question: Any other possibilities which might be the problem, including other problems or pre-requisites that might keep the heating element from coming on. Has been a great product, otherwise, and hate to have to replace it.

Thanks,   Paul D.
Submitted: 7 years ago via PartStore.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  RUSS replied 7 years ago.
Paul, you can rule in or out the element with an OHM meter and removing the leads to the heater and using the meter to check the element for continunity. To access it you need to remove the kick panel of the machine and make sure the power is OFF going to the dishwasher. If it is the element, you will get an OPEN READING.
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Customer: replied 7 years ago.


First, are there any preconditions or required conditions that would keep the heating element from turning on in the "Dry" part of cycle, such as "slow drainage" of rinse water, or "temperature" of the hot water rinse, or any others?

Expert:  RUSS replied 7 years ago.
There is a thermal sensor that can go bad, however it is underneath also. Water in contact with the heater is a non issue since it is used to heat the water if it is too cold. Heater failure is common!

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