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No hot water when washing dishes

We have an Ultra Wash Soil Removal System featuring smartwash Sensing system dishwasher which was working fine for about 3 and 1/2 years and now there is no hot water, even on the sani rinse or hi temp scrub cycles. There is only one source of hot water for our house, which is working since the two sinks and the tub/shower all get hot water with no issues but there is no hot water in the dishwasher. As a result, nothing gets clean. I'm not even sure where to start on how to fix this issue. Even if the hot water going in was a problem it should be resolved when selecting the hi temp scrub cycle but that has cold water as well.

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Re: No hot water when washing dishes

Sounds like it was hooked up to a coldwater line instead of a hot and your heating element in the dishwasher went bad from overload or your pc board went bad but i would check to see if it is hooked up to hot water line first..

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Could you please help diagnose problem...dishwasher consistently stops washing in the middle of wash/sensing cycle. 2005 Kenmore Ultra Wash Quiet Guard 3

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I am trying to clean earthen pottery plates in my dish washer and after washing half of the plates disappear.

The Kenmore PRO also has an Ultra Wash Filtration High Energy Filtration System that helps the majority of us with hard water. It features 2 spray arms, and a Turbozone that blasts away the most gunked up items you can make a mess on.

The Kenmore PRO also features 6 cycles. The High Energy Smart Wash Cycle is the most advanced and versatile. It actually senses the load size, soil amount, toughness of soil and uses minimal water and energy. The Smart Wash Cycle runs from 110 minutes to a max of 194 depending on toughness of soil and uses from 4.2 gallons of water to 6.9.

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The Kenmore PRO also has a self-adjusting China Gentle Cycle that provides a light wash and gentle dry for delicate items and runs from 105 minutes to 194 minutes and uses 4.2 gallons to 6.9 gallons of water.

It also has a 1 Hour Wash that runs for 58 minutes and uses 8.0 gallons of water and a 15 minute Quick Rinse Cycle that uses 2.1 galllons of water.

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TurboZone, HI Temp Wash which raises the water temperature to 120 degrees F, a Steam Sanitize which raises the final rinse to 155 degrees F, a Top-Rack Only Option, and a Heated Dry Option.

The Kenmore PRO also has a Delay Option that allows you to run the dishwasher on off-peak hours and delays the start time up to 6 hours.

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The top rack on my kenmore ultra wash 3 dishwasher does not come clean and now even the bottom is starting to not clean

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To clean the dishes the water temperature is essential.It the water is not hot then the dishes will not be cleaned properly.So check the water temperature.

Also check the filter in your dishwasher.Clean the filter if there is accumulation of debris in the filter

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