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LG Dishwasher Heating Element Replacement #5301DD1001G

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This video provides step-by-step repair instructions for replacing the heating element on an LG dishwasher. The most common reasons for replacing the heat element are when the dishwasher isn’t drying dishes or isn’t heating during the wash cycle.

All of the information for this heating element replacement video is applicable to the following brands:
LG

Step By Step Instructions

1
To replace the heating element, you will need to uninstall the dishwasher first.
2
To do this, turn off the power to your dishwasher
3
Shut off the water supply valve.
4
Next, remove the screws to release the lower access panel.
5
Pull out the sound dampening pad.
6
Disconnect the water supply line from the inlet valve.
7
Be prepared for some water to spill out.
8
Remove the screw to release the junction box cover.
9
Note the location of the wires then untwist the wire nuts to disconnect the wires.
10
Use a flathead screwdriver to help remove the strain relief nut and detach the strain relief from the junction box.
11
Next, disconnect the drain hose from the sink or garbage disposer and feed it through the cabinet.
12
Open the dishwasher door and remove the mounting bracket screws.
13
To move the dishwasher, you may need to adjust the legs to lower the appliance.
14
You can adjust the rear leveling legs by turning the shaft assembly screws at the front.
15
Now, to avoid damage, very carefully pull the dishwasher away from the cabinet.
16
Open the door and remove both the upper and lower dish racks.
17
Close the door and use tape to secure the mounting brackets.
18
Now carefully tip the dishwasher upside-down with its top resting on a blanket or towel.
19
Remove the screws securing the bottom access plate and pull the plate free.
20
Next, detach the heating element wires the sensor connecter as well as the incoming filter power connecter.
21
Remove the first nut to release the grounding wire then loosen the second nut.
22
Use a flathead screwdriver to help pry out the old heating element.
23
Prepare the new heating element for installation by applying some liquid dish soap or rinse aid to the outside of the gasket.
24
Insert the new element into the housing and push firmly into place.
25
Tighten the nut.
26
Position the grounding wire and secure it with the second nut.
27
Attach the wires and sensor connecter to the new heating element and reconnect the incoming filter power connecter.
28
Replace the bottom access plate and secure it with the screws.
29
You’re now ready to return the dishwasher to its upright position.
30
Remove the tape securing the mounting brackets.
31
Open the door and replace both the upper and lower dish racks.
32
You’re now ready to reinstall the dishwasher.
33
Make sure the end of the drain hose is accessible through the cabinet wall.
34
Lift the right side of the dishwasher up and support it with a wood block or a comparable sturdy object.
35
Guide the electrical supply line under the appliance so its wires are accessible through the hole in the junction box.
36
Now remove the support and gently slide the dishwasher back into the cabinet.
37
Adjust the leveling legs if necessary.
38
Replace the screws to secure the mounting brackets to the cabinet or countertop.
39
Feed the drain hose through the cabinet and connect it to the sink drain or disposer.
40
Make sure the hose is elevated above the connection point.
41
Fully position the wire strain relief in the junction box and secure the strain relief nut.
42
Connect the wires using the wire nuts.
43
Align the cover plate and replace the screw to secure.
44
Reconnect the water supply line to the inlet valve.
45
Replace the sound dampening pad.
46
Replace the lower access panel and secure it with the screws.
47
You’re now ready to turn the water supply back on as well as the power and confirm that the dishwasher is functioning properly.
Description
This video provides step-by-step repair instructions for replacing the heating element on an LG dishwasher. The most common reasons for replacing the heat element are when the dishwasher isn’t drying dishes or isn’t heating during the wash cycle.

All of the information for this heating element replacement video is applicable to the following brands:
LG
Step-By-Step Instructions
1
To replace the heating element, you will need to uninstall the dishwasher first.
2
To do this, turn off the power to your dishwasher
3
Shut off the water supply valve.
4
Next, remove the screws to release the lower access panel.
5
Pull out the sound dampening pad.
6
Disconnect the water supply line from the inlet valve.
7
Be prepared for some water to spill out.
8
Remove the screw to release the junction box cover.
9
Note the location of the wires then untwist the wire nuts to disconnect the wires.
10
Use a flathead screwdriver to help remove the strain relief nut and detach the strain relief from the junction box.
11
Next, disconnect the drain hose from the sink or garbage disposer and feed it through the cabinet.
12
Open the dishwasher door and remove the mounting bracket screws.
13
To move the dishwasher, you may need to adjust the legs to lower the appliance.
14
You can adjust the rear leveling legs by turning the shaft assembly screws at the front.
15
Now, to avoid damage, very carefully pull the dishwasher away from the cabinet.
16
Open the door and remove both the upper and lower dish racks.
17
Close the door and use tape to secure the mounting brackets.
18
Now carefully tip the dishwasher upside-down with its top resting on a blanket or towel.
19
Remove the screws securing the bottom access plate and pull the plate free.
20
Next, detach the heating element wires the sensor connecter as well as the incoming filter power connecter.
21
Remove the first nut to release the grounding wire then loosen the second nut.
22
Use a flathead screwdriver to help pry out the old heating element.
23
Prepare the new heating element for installation by applying some liquid dish soap or rinse aid to the outside of the gasket.
24
Insert the new element into the housing and push firmly into place.
25
Tighten the nut.
26
Position the grounding wire and secure it with the second nut.
27
Attach the wires and sensor connecter to the new heating element and reconnect the incoming filter power connecter.
28
Replace the bottom access plate and secure it with the screws.
29
You’re now ready to return the dishwasher to its upright position.
30
Remove the tape securing the mounting brackets.
31
Open the door and replace both the upper and lower dish racks.
32
You’re now ready to reinstall the dishwasher.
33
Make sure the end of the drain hose is accessible through the cabinet wall.
34
Lift the right side of the dishwasher up and support it with a wood block or a comparable sturdy object.
35
Guide the electrical supply line under the appliance so its wires are accessible through the hole in the junction box.
36
Now remove the support and gently slide the dishwasher back into the cabinet.
37
Adjust the leveling legs if necessary.
38
Replace the screws to secure the mounting brackets to the cabinet or countertop.
39
Feed the drain hose through the cabinet and connect it to the sink drain or disposer.
40
Make sure the hose is elevated above the connection point.
41
Fully position the wire strain relief in the junction box and secure the strain relief nut.
42
Connect the wires using the wire nuts.
43
Align the cover plate and replace the screw to secure.
44
Reconnect the water supply line to the inlet valve.
45
Replace the sound dampening pad.
46
Replace the lower access panel and secure it with the screws.
47
You’re now ready to turn the water supply back on as well as the power and confirm that the dishwasher is functioning properly.

Applicable Product Model

Dishwasher
Brand
Product Type
Model
Subtype
Parts Needed
Recommended Tools and Accessories
Cleaner
Cleaner
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