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Siemens dishwasher is running very long with warm water only

My siemens dishwasher SL33A006UC/36 seems to run for a very long time. When I slowly open the door during the wash cycle the water seems to be cool or luke warm at best. We're getting hot water at all other faucets in the house.

The owners manual indicated that the long running problem may be due to water temp not getting hot enough. Is there a heating element in the dishwasher that can go out? A fuse?

thanks for any help you can provide.

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  • mikeystien Dec 31, 2008

    I have a kenmore elite model #665.16599202 and am exeriencing this same problem. It can take as much as 3 hours to run a load of dishes. I have turned on the hot water in the kitchen to make sure the water is hot that goes to the dishwasher, but when I check the water in the dishwasher it is barely warm. I have turned up the temp on the water heater and that does not seem to help.

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