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Temperature not high enought

When the machine is rinsing, the wate temperature is giung only to 120 degrees. How do i change it upward. It is a Hobart

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  • jlmartin654 Jan 01, 2009

    the hobart washer is giving a code of J2 . What does thie mean/ the temp of the water in the sink is 180. Why the low heat on the rinse cycle?

  • Anonymous Feb 24, 2009

    Our Hobart Dishwasher is only heating to 93 degrees, instead of the 163 degrees recommended.

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Are you sure the code isnt p2?This is the rinse thermistor that is in the top right corner in the back,it screws into the vac breaker assy.Part number 328994 from hobart about 60 bucks.Let me know.

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Check the temp. of the water in your kitchen sink. If this doesn't get over 120 either the issue is with your waterheater not the dishwasher. You should be able to up the temperature on the water heater.

Posted on Dec 30, 2008

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