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Why does Kenmore dishwasher stays in washing/sensing cycle after replacing heating element coil?

Kenmore dishwasher model 665.16519200. We replaced the heating element coil with part W10134009. The original had corroded in half. We removed the dishwasher, removed the old coil, replaced with the new coil and put the dishwasher back. The tub will fill and can be drained by hitting the cancel button. The water does reach 120 degrees. After 1 1/2 hours the washing/sensing lights were both still on. The soap dispenser had opened, but dishes were dirty. Do we need to reset something?

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Thanks for that answer. We did let the dishwasher run through the cycle, which it now does, guess we just weren't patient enough. It does heat the water, there is steam coming from the inside when you open the door. Now however, the issue is that the water is not circulating. You can hear the water fill and then there is a hum. The water will drain, but the dishes do not clean. The soap dispenser opens, but since no water is moving in the tub, it remains in the dispenser. Any ideas why we do not have water circulation?
by Manage My Life
January 9th, 2011
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