Hi, great forum, I have a couple of questions about my DG6145 dishwasher.
The element has just gone pop, its actually ruptured so not worry's about identifying it. I am a bit worried as to why.
Running the machine with the heater disconnected, the water level doesn't seem to cover the element but it is sitting right on the holes of the raised overflow device. I can't see any floats (other than the overfill float) that determine when the machine should stop filling.
Is the water level supposeed to cover the element? Also, if the temp sensor failed, could it cause the element to overheat?
I would hate to replace the element and have it blow again.
There will be a safety stat that will cut the element out at 85 degrees. I would just have the element replaced. Unplug power if you are going to have a look yourself Or Try Repairs@ for an engineer in your area.
If you looking for re-set thermostat its situtated at the back rear right under tank.
If it has tripped it will allow you to press its centre button in and a click will be heard.
Please, before attempting any repair unplug form mains
My wife said the machine started making a knocking sound as if there was some cutlery, etc fouling the spray arms. Found nothing blocking it. She also said there was a funny smell coming from it but she left it running anyway!!
When I came home, it was dead and there was a smell of burning. The plug into the wall had partially melted and the machine was about half drained.
I think the most likely problem was that the drain pump has shorted or overloaded, probably due to blockage, etc, and taken out the fuse.
The dial had stopped about thre quarters of the way round where I would estimate that it was on the drain cycle.
Does this sound about right? If so, I'll order a new pump for it.
The drain pump and circulation pump are separate on these machines. Drain pump would only cause noise when emptying, not washing. Not heard one 'knocking' though. Drain pumps not very expensive, circulation pumps.
Guess you need to take a look, plug out of course.
PS. What is the full model number, there should be a WE or a WG after DG6145.
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