Frigidaire dishwasher heating element

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Old 10-06-17, 04:30 PM
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Frigidaire dishwasher heating element

I have a Frigidaire dishwasher (Model MDB122LBS0) that is not drying the dishes well. It looks to me that the heating element isn't getting above 100 degrees F. How hot should it get?
 
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100 F should be plenty to dry the dishes. How long is the drying cycle? Are the dishes left with spots?
 
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Old 10-06-17, 05:01 PM
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I don't really know how hot it should get. I never measured it before. I know the new replacement heating element for your dishwasher is 850 watts.

I check the element with an ohmmeter if I question if it's working.
 
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Is there a particular resistance I should be looking for?
 
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Old 10-06-17, 05:54 PM
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There is no set resistance. I'd expect somewhere around 20 ohms. Be sure to disconnect the dishwasher from power before testing.

You may also have a high heat thermostat. If you have one it will be near the heating coil connections. You'll need to remove the lower kickplate for access to the connections. While you are down there look for the tech sheet. It may be in a little bag or folded up but it will be there. It has diagnostic help on it.
 
 

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