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Dishwasher not drying properly; water in the cups/plates

After the cycle is complete with high temperature option, the cups and plates are normally dry, but now there is some water in the cups and plates.

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  • rgilbert53 Dec 31, 2008

    the cups andany flat bottobobjects arenot dry after the dry cycle most of the time.

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  1. Check the water temperature. Should be 125 to 140 F.
  2. Check pump re-circulation., Listen, see if it sounds like it is spraying the water around with enough pressure.
  3. Check water level when the fill cycle has completed. Should be just under the heating element. If not, possibly need to replace the water inlet valve.
  4. Check the spray arm and pump cover for splits or leaks.
  5. Check to make sure dishwasher is draining after each cycle. There should only be a little water in the bottom of the tub.
  6. Make sure the dishes are loaded properly, or dishwasher is not overloaded.
  7. Possibly try a different detergent. Some liquid-gels will bubble and a pump cannot pump bubbles.

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