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Water is not getting hot enough to wash dishes

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  • ghwk Oct 25, 2008

    I have the same problem and it is a home unit. All other faucets supplied by the water heater get plenty hot.

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Jimbo40 needs some more lessons....most dishwashers and now most washing machines are cold fill only

Posted on Dec 19, 2009

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Is this a home unit or commercial unit? Most home units use the hot water supplied by your hot water heater so to get it hotter you need to turn that up.

Posted on Oct 07, 2008

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SOURCE: Dishwasher not cleaning dishes. Casade cleaner not disolved.???

Run the unit with no soap, after about 5 min. of run time open door and check to see if water is clear or soapy,If soapy then you are having an oversudsng issue.When your washer gets to rinse cycle, your unit (if oversuding),will be rinsing with soapy water and the the drying cycle bakes the soap on dishes.You might be having a white film on your clear glasses.Cut down on soap especially if you have soft water.powder soap is best.Your dishwasher will fill , wash , the drain.Its what you put into it that will cause dishes not become clean.

Posted on Dec 07, 2007

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SOURCE: HElp Dishes not coming clean

Run the unit with no soap, after about 5 min. of run time open door and check to see if water is clear or soapy,If soapy then you are having an oversudsng issue.When your washer gets to rinse cycle, your unit (if oversuding),will be rinsing with soapy water and the the drying cycle bakes the soap on dishes.You might be having a white film on your clear glasses.Cut down on soap especially if you have soft water.powder soap is best.Your dishwasher will fill , wash , the drain.Its what you put into it that will cause dishes not become clean.

Posted on Dec 07, 2007

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SOURCE: My dishwasher is not washing dishes on the top rack...

HI,

The top rack is not cleaning because of low water pressure from the wash motor to the upper spray arm.
Assuming the top spray arms are clear of debris, remove the lower spray arm to access the wash motor. Remove the 4 torx screws and the filter (accumulator assembly). Remove the torx screw and the inlet protector that covers the chopper assembly. Make sure the chopper is not broken (broken chopper will fill with debris and block water flow). While holding the chopper blade, reach inside the "D" shaped opening on top of the motor and spin the wheel/motor by hand in each direction to make sure either the chopper gear or the motor gear that drives the chopper is not broken. Replace the chopper if necessary . If the motor gear is broken, replace the sump and motor assembly . Remove any debris from the sump area in the process.
You don't have to shut the power off to the dishwasher because the door will be open, but if you feel more comfortable, do so.


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Posted on Mar 18, 2009

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SOURCE: My SHU53 only starts on 2Hr Delay and water is not getting hot

Hello- Same problem I had- It turns out that my control board (fixed once already- the solder trace on one of the three relays burned open) was junk again, but the solder trace which was fixed before was still ok, so I replaced all three relays on the board (relays are available from Digi-Key) and that fixed it!! The relays cost all of $11.00 INCLUDING SHIPPING - So if you're on a tight budget, this may work for you. Bill

Posted on May 06, 2009

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