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Correct water level?

Our dishes are not coming out clean. I suspect the water is not filling high enough. Should the water level be above the heater? Should the heater be immersed?

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Yes, the level should be above the heater but that is not likely the only problem. Make sure your filter at the bottom of the unit is clean (for adequate water flow) and that you're not overloading. Use the recommended amount of cleaner. Always scrape your dishes of loose food.

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