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Indesit dishwasher The water does not heat up so the dishes are being washed in cold water and then they are not being dried... Anybody know what the problem is and if it will be expensive to fix.. Thanks

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Element gone. approx 40 quid for element and 30 to fit it.

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To check this, please run a regular full wash cycle. Allow the washer to fill with water and run for about 10 minutes, then open the door and feel the water temperature in the bottom of the washer. If the water is cold, it's more than likely the heating element has failed.

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