I have a Kenmore dishwasher, model
665.13073K210. It also reads
13073K 583-0 inside the door. Some time ago I noticed that dishes were not getting dry like they had been, and after the cycle finished it wasn't as hot inside. I saw that there was a little nodule looking thing on the heating element and determined I needed to replace the heating element.
I replaced the element this weekend with a new one, ran everything through with what appeared to be no problems. But it still does not seem to be drying well still. After some further reading it sounds like maybe I might have to replace a thermostat and/or a thermal fuse, too? As those might have been damaged or something when the heating element original broke?
What should I look for from here? Is there both a thermostat and a fuse and which should I check first? I'm honestly not looking forward to taking the whole unit back out so I'm hoping that whatever I'm checking might be inside the door panel.