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LG LDF6810 Drying Cycle?

After washing "normal," the DW is wet on the walls and bottom of the unit although the dishes are dry. Is there no drying cycle or is this normal?

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Re: LG LDF6810 Drying Cycle?

This is normal and the amount of water can depend on how soon after the cycle has finished as to how much condensation is on the walls.

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