Are In-Line Heating Elements in Dishwashers Generic?


Postby ParaRMN » Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:53 pm

I have a 2yr old white knight slimline dishwasher which I need to replace the heating element due to it smelling of burning (there's evidence of this on the element itself).

I have removed the element and plan on replacing it, however the element from a spares company (or white knight themselves) is around £50 whereas a seemingly identical 1800w element for other dishwasher makes are only around £20. The original element I removed is actually stamped with "Headway 1800w..." so is seemingly a generic heater anyway! Do I need to spend the extra on one for my machine or are they all generic and the cheaper but seemingly identical one will do?

Thanks in advance!
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Postby bryan36422 » Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:00 am

Some brands, like Bosch, will not have an exposed heating element. They will use an in-line heater. Like exposed heating elements, the in-line heater will increase the temperature of the inbound water to reach sanitize temperatures. These elements do NOT assist with the drying process.
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