Hi. My Bosch dishwasher used to give off loads of steam when I opened the door just after it finished it's cycle - now there is no steam whatsoever and the plates etc are cold and not completely dry. Do I need a new heating element or what could be the problem??
My Bosch dishwasher used to give off loads of steam when I opened the door after it finished it's cycle-now there is no steam and the plates etc are cold and not dry...Does this sound like the heating element? This dishwasher is approximately l0 yrs. old (built in).
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It is likely the rinse aid is low or empty. Check the rinse aid dispenser to see level of rinse aid. Also make sure when you open the dishwasher at end of dry cycle that it is hot inside. Otherwise most likely there is not enough steam as the heater may not be working to capacity or the thermostat is not regulating the water temperature to generate steam for drying.
These units are made by Bosch and they have passive heaters. Use Jet Dry Turbo in your rinse aid compartment and make sure you are there to open the door when the dishwasher ends. If you wait for hours until the dishwasher cools down to open the door, the steam will recondensate and the inside will be wet. http://www.appliancerepairlesson.com
sounds like your heating element is not working prtoperly or you are not washing in very hot water stop washer in middle of cycle and open it if steam come out hot steam be careful keep face away when you open itif not hot that could be the problem,A appliance serviceman once told me if water is hot enough and end of wash and rinse cycle not to run the dry cyvcle just open dryer a few inches and let the steam out Run hot water over a plate or a pot and set it in the drain tray in your sink notice how fast it dries itself while draining in the tray very hot water in a dish washer dopes the same good luck with this problem I hope my advice helps you oh yes one more thing always run the hot water till it get hot before you turn your dishwasher on
Rinse aid will help.The Bosch dishwasher uses the captured heat from the water to dry the dishes.turn on your dishwasher ,wait 20 mins and open door .Does steam come out?if yes rinse aid should do trick,if not water is not heating and you probably have a bad e.control (common problem)est repair cost in Boston area $229.. Hope this helps ,please rate my response :)
Hi, Most dishwashers do not have steam vents! there are several reasons for poor drying in a d/washer! The first one is to see that you have rinse aid in the machine as this aids drying! Next if you have rinse aid then is it being put into the machine when it needs it? Also you must bear in mind that the dishwasher need to heat on the last rinse to create the heat to dry the items which use the steam to dry them. Check the rinse aid first and see how you get on....
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Take the door fascia off, and you'll see a pipe from the steam outlet to the Soap Dispenser in the door.
Take that off, and flush out the small bit of food that is blocking the tube.
Put the cleared pipe back in situ.
Run machine, you should get steam, and no water.
When it blocks again, and you get the water again, repeat unblocking process etc...