Thread Number: 84649  /  Tag: Vintage Dishwashers
Help - No heat with Kitchenaid Hobart Imperial KDI-16 Dishwasher
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Post# 1090794   9/26/2020 at 13:38 (1,300 days old) by laddy99 (Twain Harte)        

Hello. Was wondering if anyone has thoughts on the dishwasher no longer heating. Would this most likely need heating element replacement or should I assess electrical issues? Dishwasher cycles normally. Thanks so much!


Post# 1090797 , Reply# 1   9/26/2020 at 14:28 (1,300 days old) by combo52 (50 Year Repair Tech Beltsville,Md)        
No Heat In A KDI-16 KA DW

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Are you talking about the water heating element or the dry heating element ?


John L.

Post# 1090903 , Reply# 2   9/27/2020 at 14:00 (1,299 days old) by laddy99 (Twain Harte)        

Thanks for response John. I'm getting hot water during cycle but no heat during the drying phase.

Post# 1090989 , Reply# 3   9/28/2020 at 06:52 (1,299 days old) by combo52 (50 Year Repair Tech Beltsville,Md)        
KDI-16 DW No Dry Heat

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It is likely either a bad blower motor, bad limit thermostat on the dry heater assembly or a bad heating element itself.


It is also possible to have a bad wire connection or bad timer.


First thing to Ck is whether the little fan is running during the dry cycle or not and go from there.


John L.

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