My bosch sms40t32uk dishwasher says check water but also is not heating up. It will go through the cycle and water will come into and leave the machine, but it isn’t Washing or drying properly because it isn’t heating up at all. What are the various possibilities this could be and is it worth fixing? I’ve looked up the heating element and can cost between £60-100, I’ve had it for 4years.
Mosy lilely its the heating element Chloe.
Regardless of whether it’s plumbed into a hot or cold water supply, your dishwasher will have a heating element (visible in the tub) or a flow-through heater (which isn’t exposed) that are used to control the water temperature and aid in the drying process.
Although the heating element is generally a very reliable component of a dishwasher, it can burn out or suffer from an electrical/wiring fault. Best get a supply and fix quote from a repair man, its that big a job for them to fix.