Model #66516533200 KENMORE Dishwasher

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dishwasher heating element not working. Can I repair it myself

A:

I know how discouraging some repairs can seem. With help from an expert I'm sure you could get the repair done without making a service call. I was able to find a link that explains how to repair the heating element. I attached the link below. I hope this helps.

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Jackie S -
April 30, 2012
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There is a possibility that you can repair that heating failure yourself. You could have a bad heating element, an open high limit thermostat, a wiring failure or a bad control board that is causing this problem. I recommend that you shut off the house circuit breaker for the dishwasher and check the resistance through that heating element first. Here is a link for a video that shows how to access that heating element: Dishwasher Heating Element Replacement . If you are able to access the leads on that element without pulling the dishwasher out of the cabinet then you may be able to avoid some of the steps in that video. You can test the element as shown in this video: Dishwasher Heating Element Testing . That element should measure between 10 and 35 ohms. If that element is bad, then it will need to be replaced. You can order that part from this page: Heating Element for Kenmore Dishwasher 665.16533200 .

If that heating element is okay, you could have a wiring failure. The image below shows that heating circuit traced in wire colors. I recommend that you check that wiring.

If the wiring is okay, you could have a bad high limit thermostat. That component is on the bottom of the washer tub. You can check that component for continuity as described in the above testing video.

If you find no problems with those issues then you may need to replace the control board in the console.

These tips will probably help you diagnose and repair that heating failure on your own. If you need more help, reply with additional details.

If you get to the point where you need to have a service technician diagnose and repair this failure, you can schedule service through this link: Sears Home Services .

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
May 01, 2012
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Dishwasher detergent unit change

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Step by step repair instructions make do it yourself repairs possible for the average homeowner. I find many helpful posts for my own appliances. I checked and see there is one that may help you with your dishwasher. The model number is a bit different but if you would like to check it while waiting for the expert it may fit your need. I attached the link below. Hope this has you back to not washing dishes soon.

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Barbara H. -
September 03, 2011
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Thank you for your question and I understand your concern.

I added an image below with the instructions. Note: Disconnect the power supply from the dishwasher before servicing.

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
September 05, 2011
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How do I determine the age of my appliances?

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I referred to the profile you created in the website and see that you have Kenmore gas range model number 790.79013101. Using this information, the serial number (VF24631059) has the date of manufacture embedded in the 3 numbers after the first 2 letters. The digit "2" after the VF indicates the year of manufacture (2002). The next 2 digits indicate the week of production (46). Your range was manufactured in week 46 of 2002.

Your profile lists the dishwasher model number as 16533. The full model number of your dishwasher is probably 665.16533200. The very last digit may be a 1 or 2 instead of 0. The production date of your dishwasher is also embedded in the serial number. From the model number, it is likely that it was also manufactured around 2002. The first letter of your dishwasher serial number is probably an "F". This is the factory code. The second letter designates the year of manufacture. The following list gives the letter designations for a range of years:

  • K = 2000
  • L = 2001
  • M = 2002
  • P = 2003
  • R = 2004
  • S = 2005

The next 2 digits in your dishwasher serial number indicate the week of production. For example, a serial number of FM1502181 would indicate that a dishwasher was produced in week 15 of 2002.

This information should help you determine the age of your dishwasher. The serial number should be just under the model number.

The production dates indicate when the appliance was manufactured. Most of the time, the appliance is installed and used in the customer's home within 6 to 8 months after production.

If you do not have the owner's manuals for these appliances, you can access them on our website.

If you need more help with your appliances, resubmit questions for additional assistance.

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Sears Technician
November 30, 2007

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