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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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Dishwasher not drying dished with any heat source. Dishes washed in cold water.


Most dishwashers are plumbed to the hot side of the hot water side of the faucet. This should provide hot water for washing the dishes. Perhaps this dishwasher was plumbed to the cold water side by mistake.

Most dishwashers have a heating coil most of the way around under the bottom sliding/rolling dish rack. The heating coil may not be working, which would be consistent with the dishes not drying at the end of the cycle. Possible causes include incorrect setting selected on control console (push buttons) or timer, heating coil disconnected from electrical source at one end or both ends, faulty control circuit inside the timer, faulty wiring between the timer/control circuit and the heating coil, burned or pitted contacts in the control circuit.

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My Bosch Dishwasher is not drying my dishes now. The model number is SHE44C05UC.


Hi there,

Unfortunately, it seems that the heating element has failed. The dishwasher uses steam to heat the tub to dry the dishes. I suspect your dishes are also being washed in cold water.

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.

There are other possible faults which would cause the element not to heat, but these often prevent the dishwasher from completing the cycle. If the water is cold but the dishwasher still drains the water at the end - and completes the cycle - the heating element has probably failed.

Please try this simple test for water temperature and let me know if you need further assistance.

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Dishes on bottom rack are drying but dishes on top rack we have to towel dry. The service man that changed out our heating element told us to use Jet Dry which we did but same results.


Hello, well i must ask if there is water pooling on the dishes and that is not drying? If so it is actually normal for the dry cycle to get all of the water dried up on the top rack. What the heating element does is heat the air in the tub to help the water evaporate quicker. first what i would do is watch to see when the wash cycle is done open the door for a couple seconds and let all of the steam out to get rid of alot of excess moisture. When I have done this it tends to help the drying significantly. Also there should be a vent on either the front or top of the door, this is to let out the excess moisture. If it is blocked by anything or the steam is not allowed to exit it will hinder drying. And one other thing to consider is if the water coming into the dishwasher is not hooked up to a hot water line then i would strongly suggest doing so to save on drying time and energy because the dishwasher has a thermometer to tell if the water is up to temp, and if the water is cold the heating element will be used to heat the water thus using more energy and slowing wash times. Good luck I hope this helps.

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The water is not being heated, and dishes are not


Your dishwasher water line should be connected to the hot water line not the cold but that wouldn't keep them from drying. You may have a element burnt out or a thermostat bad

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Can you confirm that you own an LG LDF7810 dishwasher?
The symptom you describe is a classic symptom of a failed heating element but the LG dishwasher ~should~ report an error code.

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If you've installed it recently make sure the hot water tap was plumbed in and not the cold water tap, check the hot water tap temp in the house to make sure it's getting warm, there also should be a heating element located inside of the dishwaher that heats up to help the dishes dry at the end of the wash cycle, which is controled by a thermostat. If the heating element or the thermostat are bad your dishes won't dry.

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You can save money by turning off the Dish Dry option since it is a very in-efficient way to dry dishes. Instead, open the wishwasher door after washing cycle completes, just enough so fresh air can get into, and humid air can escape, dishwasher.

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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.

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