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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Re: LG dishwasher model #LDF6810ST doesn't DRY DISHES.
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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The dishwasher does not dry the dishes, it is the residual heat remaining from the washing water that dries the dishes.
Once the washing cycle is over, opening the door and pulling the top drawer out slightly to keep the door ajar will create a small opening which allows the steam to escape and the dishes then dry a lot quicker.
To save energy, the LG LDFx810 dishwasher product family does not turn on the heating element during the drying cycle (third blue light blinking) rather it brings the final rinse water up to a high temp (I think it is 160 degrees (f)) and then uses a condensing drying system (mounted in the door) to pull the wet, hot air from inside the dishwasher. When it works, the dishes come out pretty dry (except for some plastics)
Check this: -When the DW does its final drain, confirm that the water drained into the garbage disposal is really hot and not just warm. Be careful to not burn yourself and use a meat thermometer if you have one.
- After the water drains for the final time and the dishwasher blinks the third light, put you hand under the left hand side of the DW door. There is a slot down there that should be exhausting warm air.
If either thing is not happening, it is time to get a professional to check things out and make repairs.
Please post back here with what you find or have further questions, OK?
I recommend that you contact LG service support number, with your model number and serial number. Describe to them that your dishes are chronically not drying (not just the plastic items.) If you have ever noticed leaks from the lower, left door panel, mention that too.
Firmly but politely press them to dispatch a repair tech to install the retrofit kit that was developed to solve the drying problems. Over the phone, don't mention the rinse aid. It will only confuse the service folks. (The rinse aid issue will get taken care of during this retrofit.)
Good that it is working. Recommend you keep a lose eye on the vent on the bottom of the door panel. This model will probably begin leaking again if it has not been retrofit with a kit that LG developed.
Please open a new problem when it starts to leak and please provide the Model and serial number when you do. Good Luck!
is the salt container cap damaged or loose? is the rinse aid topped up? if all ok then are you scraping most of the food from the plates, this can cause old food to mush, pulp and leave grit on dishes.
It is very common that high eficiency, low water using dishwashers take longer to finish all cycles. The best way to "hurry" the washing is to make sure that the water heater is providing hot water of at least 120 degrees. But no hotter then 140 degrees.
If the dishwasher runs even longer, check to see is the dishwasher is actually connected to the cold water line. This dishwasher can be run from cold water but the water heating phase in the cycles will add much time ti the entire cycle.
This unit has a sensor that detects the detects the water clarity towards the end of the wash cycle. Rinsing the dishes may speed the load a little, but encourage not to go crazy on the rinsing because the dishwasher actually counts on the food particles to help clean the dishes.
Also, note that the final (third) blinking light means drying. You can simply open the door anytime after the final draining and power off the dishwasher, allowing the hot dishes to air dry.
Hope this helps. Please resply with your findings. Thanks!