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LG dishwasher model #LDF6810ST doesn't DRY DISHES.

I have a LG dishwasher model #LDF6810ST that is 8 months old and after about 5 months developed a high pitched sound while running, however it doesn't do it every time. Also the dishes after about a month of owning this dishwasher have not been dry, and during one of the cycles I opened the door to check the water temp., water was cold! Also my wife noticed about 3 weeks ago that black dirt/mold? was on the inside of dishwasher so we pulled out racks and cleaned it including the door vent. What is wrong with this?

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  • Anonymous Jan 01, 2009

    I have the same issue minus the dirt/mold. I have tried using the other cycles and it is all the same. I was going to call LG but after what I have read about their service I don't know if that will fix it either. If anyone has any ideas i would greatly appreciate it!!

  • ejmanna Feb 05, 2009

    had lg replace the sump unit which includes the heater and that seems to have taken care of the problem. lucky for me it was still under warranty. thanks guru for your reply.

  • cstroupe Mar 05, 2009

    We spoke with Customer Service immediately after purchasing our dishwasher (same model) 2 years ago. It would not dry and the dishes were not clean. They said it was because my water heater was too far from my dishwasher (excuse's only about 8 ft. away) and that I needed to run water in my sink until it was hot and then turn on my dishwasher. This is absurd! I did read a tip that the Cascade 2 in 1 gel packs work best. That is true. Now, I have a LOT of mold growing on every surface that isn't stainless steel!!!! How sanitary could it be to rinse water in a moldy dishwasher. LG's reply "You're out of warranty so we can't cover repair costs." and "It's not a design flaw." I totally disagree. Their customer service is as bad as their product! I also have an LG high efficiency washer and dryer.....those too are ****!!!! I'll never ever own LG again!!!! And to think we paid a little extra in the beginning in order to get a "better" product!!! Ha!



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Ok ...first the average dishwasher will only heat the water 1 degree per mintue,,,now if your starting out with very cold water the dishes will never get clean check your water temp,,at start up..if you have 90 to a 100 degrees thats ok..that means we have problem in heater circuit...also turn up your jet dry level...keep me posted onthejob,,incase we have to look at heater circuit

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    onthethejob1 Feb 05, 2009

    1 shot tip,,,unit a 1pint bleaching every couple of months,,,thanks.



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