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Old 10-14-2016, 04:41 PM
 
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I have a GE model GDT580SSF0SS that is about 3 years old and it has stopped drying the dishes. I've completed all the recommended troubleshooting steps in the manual. Before I replace the heating element, how do I check to make sure that it's the heating element and not something else?

Or is there something else I can do?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 10-14-2016, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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You could use a multimeter on the element once you have it disconnected. It should show a resistance of a few ohms if it is good.
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Old 10-14-2016, 10:26 PM
 
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Well Its good to hear your washer has a heating cycle rossmoyne!!

The new washer my parents got several years ago DOES NOT!! (Not only that,it doesnt clean stuff well)


Its one of those NEW appliances that looks like it goes in a business!!


Good luck
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Old 10-15-2016, 08:04 AM
 
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I have a GE model GDT580SSF0SS that is about 3 years old and it has stopped drying the dishes. I've completed all the recommended troubleshooting steps in the manual. Before I replace the heating element, how do I check to make sure that it's the heating element and not something else?

Or is there something else I can do?

Thanks in advance.
A guy who did dryer repairs told me that a heating element works or does not work, it won't work a little, that's not your issue, just an anecdote.

That's not your issue, it could be something else like a circuit board that's bad I don't know nothing about birthin no dishwashers.

I would call a repairman, or if it's old get a new one, You don't want to spend $150 to repairs something that costs a few hundred bucks and has a warranty.
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Old 10-15-2016, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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That unit looks similar to mine, and the only way it dries well is to select 'wash temp boost' every time, I guess the dishes have to get very hot in order to evaporate the water. Have you opened it during the drying cycle to see if it gets hot?
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Old 10-15-2016, 03:27 PM
 
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We have a nice SS Bosch DW in our house ( think its approx. 6-7yrs old )

Came with the house and works great - nice and quiet etc .... however it has NEVER dried the dishes

I simply jack the door open after the cycle runs and things air dry more or less for a few hours and then I put them away. has worked fine for the past 6-7yrs using this method.

I honestly do not know if that's how this Bosch unit was made ( no dry cycle ) ?? But its such a wonderful dishwasher I cannot really complain about this one single flaw.
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Old 10-15-2016, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Central IL
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Uhmmm....I now it's "broken" but I never use the dry cycle - I open the door, wait an hour and then unload. I doubt I'd ever actually pay to have that fixed...I suppose if it was warranteed.
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Old 10-16-2016, 08:46 PM
 
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We have a meile and it pops the door open after the cycle and let's out the steam and evaporate dry
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Old 10-18-2016, 03:19 PM
 
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What is a meile?
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Old 10-18-2016, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Don't get it fixed. Save yourself some money. Anything with a heating coil uses a huge amount of power.(dishwashers, oven, clothes dryer)

I've never used my dryer setting on any of my dishwashers. I run my dishwasher on a wash only cycle after supper or near bedtime every two or three days (just the two of us usually), open the door and pull out the racks to air dry.

Then, I drape a tea towel over the top dishes for three reasons.
1, to know that they are clean if anyone thinks about adding a dirty dish
2, to keep household dust off the dishes
3, to soak up any excess water on the glasses with an indented bottom

I put them away in the morning, totally dry by air alone. (except for some plastic food saver containers)
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