The water temperature was used to be 160F. Currently, it's only 140F. I have checked the inlet hot water. It is 120F which matches the hot water temperature set at water tank. How can I increase the hot water temperature back to 160F or 170F?
Thanks for your advice.
Mr Mark Evans is mistaken. In this model, there are two heaters, One for the rinse water (should go up to 85C, and 90C on some serial numbers) and one for keeping the wash water at 60C.
The fact that you're not getting proper rinse temperature maybe caused by a couple of factors. One, like mr Evans wrote, the controller or thermostat may need some adjustment. those are normally pre-set however they are adjustable. Might be able to gain a few more degrees. Two, water pressure may also play a role. to high water pressure will cause to cool down the booster too quickly and will vaporise your rinse water. water pressure should be at 25 PSI. On the other hand, any pressure below 20PSI will also give you poor results.
Mr Evans is right about waiting for the unit to have fully heathed up before the test is started.
If the unit is older than two years, I would check the washarm, make sure they are in good shape. Often a split at the bushing will cause loss of pressure. that is common to most Jet-Tech product.
And for last, if you have any mineral builtup in the unit, well this will cause all sort of problems.
On the F18, the gauges are not really acurate, often off by 10C. An external themometer is needed for acurate reading.
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Re: Water temperature is not hot enough
The heater in the unit is supposed to heat both the wash water and the rinse water. if it is not, then you have a problem in a controller or an element. how are you determining the temperature and are you waiting for the unit to signal ready before you test it?
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This advice is for Kenmore Elite and Whirlpool Duet model FRONT LOADERS displaying the “FH” error code. "F/H" indicates that either you have no water coming into the washer, or very little water.
If you have NO water coming into the wash tub after 30 seconds the error code is displayed.Check the following:
- Inlet water valve may be clogged. Clean inlet screens if necessary. - Make sure water taps are on. - Check inlet hoses for kinks or clogs.
If you HAVE water filling the wash tub, and after 8 minutes, 10.5 gallons of water has been detected by the flowmeter, but there has not been a detected a Pressure Switch trip, the inlet valves are turned off and the error code is displayed.Check the following:
To access the Drain Pump - UNPLUG the washer and take the lower panel under the door off by removing the three screws under the bottom edge. HINT: Propping the front feet of the washer up can make access much easier. I use a couple small blocks of wood. With the screws removed, the panel should drop down then come off. If it sticks, tap either side and it should come free.The pump is located directly under the wash tub in the front of the washer.Verify the electrical connections are good and that the pump is running.If not, click on the following link to check the pump for obstructions: http://www.fixya.com/support/r385845-checking_drain_pump_in_whirlpool_duet To access the Flowmeter and Pressure Switch – remove the three screws in the top panel along the back of the washer.With the screws removed, the panel should slide back, then, lift off.The flowmeter will be located on the left-hand side of the washer (facing from the front) between the inlet valve and dispenser.It’s a small white plastic device with hoses attached.The pressure switch is located on the right-hand side of the washer in the rear.It is a round plastic device with electrical connections and a hose attached. There should be a tech sheet directly behind the panel or attached to one of the interior cabinet walls.Please refer to this sheet to learn how to perform diagnostics, how to locate the components mentioned, and the specific measurements required determining if the components are good or bad.
I hope this helpful. Please post back if you can't find the tech sheet and/or need further assistance.
If you are using hot water connection then check the temperature of incoming water is hot enough. If cold water inlet only is used then most likely the heater element or thermostat in the dishwasher is faulty and the water is not heating enough.
Hello there The Water System temperature sensor is normally what is wrong with these units with this condition that you are experiencing The water system consists of the hot and cold water inlet valves, a water temperature sensor, a water flowmeter and control and the dispenser distribution system along with a traditional pressure switch. Water Inlet Valves - The hot and cold water inlet valves are located at the back of the washer. These valves receive a control signal from the Central Control Unit to manage the temperature of incoming water. The temperatures are determined by the specific wash cycle selected and a temperature sensor located in the wash tub. To improve cleaning of heavily soiled clothing and to provide a sanitizing feature, the water temperature can be increased through the use of a heating element located in the bottom of the tub
What is hot? Above 122F causes scald within 30 seconds. Get a temperature reading at tap. Use a candy thermometer if need be. If you want 140F water then your gas valve needs replacing. In most code areas it is now illegal to deliver tap water over 125F to a consumer faucet. You may love 140F but you jeopardize kids and Seniors.
HEATED DRY.Turns the drying heater on for fast drying. ENERGY SAVER (no heat boost). Turns the drying heater off to save energy. Dishes will dry naturally over a longer period such as overnight. lf you need your dishes sooner, open the dishwasher door after the cycle is complete to reduce the natural drying time. Use of this option reduces the electrical energy used by this model approximately 7%. A rinse agent makes water flow off dishes quicker than usual. This lessens water spotting and makes drying faster, too. Make sure inlet water temperature is correct.(SeePage6.) Unload the bottom rack first.Water from dishes in the top rack may be spilling in to the bottom rack. Check for improper loading.Dishes shouldn’t nest together. Avoid overloading. Check the rinse agent dispenser to see that it’s not empty.
Inlet temperature....Good Dish washing starts with hot water, To get dishes clean and dry,you will need hot water.To help you get water of the proper temperature, your dish washer automatically heats the water in the wash cycle. For good washing and drying , the entering water must be at least 120°E To prevent dish damage, inlet water should not exceed 150”F. How to test water temperature: Check the water temperature inside your dishwasher with a candy or meat thermometer. Let the dishwasher run through one fill and pump out cycle, then let the dishwasher fill with water the second time. When you hear the water stop filling, unlatch the door and slowly open it. Measure the temperature of the water in the bottom of the tub this way: Remove the silverware basket and place a candy or meat thermometer in the water towards the middle of the tub. If the temperature is less than 120”F,you will not get good washing results. Higher water temperature is needed to dissolve grease and activate powder detergents. If the unit is a long way from the DW you may need to let the water run in the sink until hot before starting the DW....or if is a cold day and water has not been used in a while the pipes could be cold....also if you have just used the hot water ( washer, shower...etc) give it time to recover first before using DW....All of the above mentioned material is straight out of the Users guide...but you may have an element that is going out also...so check the temp of your water and open it during the drying cycle to see if it is hot or at least warm inside...if not your element may need to be replaced...
I hope this helps...have a great day & good luck...please rate my effort.... the Fang.