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Hi mac3493,

I'm Harvey the Master Plumber.

Your problem is: WATER IS NOT HOT

The hot water for your d/w comes directly from your hot water heater. Sometimes the pipe length from the hot water hearter is very long, so when you turn on the d/w it's filling up with the water that 's been sitting in the water lines. By the time the hot water gets to the d/w it's already full. All is not lost. When you're ready to turn the d/w on, first turn on the kitchen sink faucet and let it run till the water is hot, then turn on the d/w.

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Posted on Sep 19, 2008

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