Question about Kenmore 18 in. 14432 / 14439 Built-in Dishwasher
We are having to hand-dry our dishes. The tops of the drinking items on the top shelf contain more water than usual, and the items on the bottom shelf are needing hand-dried as well. We are wondering if there is a quick fix, or a major problem we are dealing with. We stack our dishes inside the washer appropriately. Kayzy
I have a GE dishwasher with poor drying. One service call said to make your water hotter and us a jet dry rinse. Not any better. Another call went to GE, this time they have a vent kit to help push out the steam and the computer will be reprogrammed to allow a longer dry time. Will have this done when the parts arrive at my home. Then the repair man will install and make computer adjustments. Looks like GE knows they have a problem but won't fix it until you complain more than once and demand a fix.
For all GE dishwasher owners with this problem start calling the customer service.
Posted on Mar 22, 2013
Had the same problem and the answer is to stop putting plastic in the machine ! It seems the dishwashers need the heat radiated from the Ceramic plates, stell knives etc to help dry. The plastic simply absorbs some water and then your dishwahser spends most of its drying time trying to get that water out again. Also Plastic doesn't radiate any heat to help. As soon as we stopped putting plastic plates and tupperware containers in, hey presto the dishes are drying again
Posted on Apr 13, 2010
Kayzy, The dry cycle for this model, starting with 587.14432 is approx. 37 minutes. Remove the lower toe panel and have someone verify that you are getting power to the element (120V) during the dry cycle, using heated dry. If this checks ok, remove the leads from the element and ohm it out. It should read between 23 and 25 ohms. The element will be on the left side, should be easy to get at. On the inner door, remove the vent cover by popping it out and see if there is a bunch of built up gunk in there preventing a good vent. Of course make sure you are using a rinse aid and have hot water (min 120 degrees) entering the dishwasher. Check these things out first..Catriver...post back. Kay, there wasn't a complete model posted. The only model I could come up with starts with 587.
Posted on Feb 06, 2007
Kayzy, I have the same problem but just replaced the heating element due to a silly error we made reading the ohm meter the first time we tried to determine if it was bad. Anyway, I don't think we're getting power to the element. So, what does everyone suggest for that problem?
Posted on Oct 22, 2008
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