Kenmore Elite dishwasher doesn’t seem to be heating for dry cycle when used.

when taken apart heating element heats fine but GFI turns off.

What suggestion do you have to solve the problem?

Thanks for taking my inquiry.

  • 2
    sounds like a bad element with an internal short to ground.
    – Jasen
    Dec 30, 2020 at 23:19
  • do you mean GFCI?
    – Jasen
    Dec 30, 2020 at 23:20
  • I agree with Jason The heat rods do get cracks in them and a small leakage to ground will trip a GFI /GFCI and the heater may appear to function normally as time goes on it gets worse and then arcs from the center to the outer shield that’s when you can tell where the leakage was because now there is a hole usually.
    – Ed Beal
    Dec 30, 2020 at 23:26
  • so it only heats when isolated from the DW circuit? when it's taken apart do you test it separately?
    – ojait
    Dec 31, 2020 at 1:16
  • I may be slightly foggy , but aren't DW supposed to be on their own breaker? 15Amp? Is that correct?
    – ojait
    Dec 31, 2020 at 1:19


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