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  • lspaiser Jun 24, 2009

    I found out that it wasn't the thermal fuse, so I will look at the other things. Thanks for your help:)

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Try replacing thermal fuse. its cheaper than the heater element. this fuse blows when there is restricted air flow over the heating element. meaning clogged vent. you can ohm out this fuse. fuse is located at top left of heater duct with two wire leads going towards it. if its ok then remove heating element and look at coils. usually you can see one broke

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Water not heating up and not drying


Hello

If your dishwasher is not heating properly, troubleshoot the issue. You can often repair this problem and eliminate service fees.

Incoming Water
Most manufacturers recommend that the water coming into your dishwasher be at least 120 degrees Fahrenheit. If the water is too cold, then your dishes don't clean properly. Or the dishwasher must run longer to heat up the water. Test the water temperature by running the hot water on your faucet for about 2 minutes or until it gets really hot. Place a waterproof thermometer under the water. If the water is too cold, increase the water temperature setting on your water heater.

Thermostat
The thermostat is responsible for regulating the water and drying cycle temperature. If this thermostat isn't working, the heating element at the base of the dishwasher tub may not come on. Test this element by selecting the hottest temperature setting. Run the dishwasher on the shortest cycle. Let the dishwasher run for a few minutes, and open it up. If the dishwasher water is not hot or the drying cycle isn't starting, order a new thermostat from a parts dealer since this component is difficult to fix.


Heating Element/Drying Fan

The heating element heats up the water and air. Access this element by removing the bottom rack. It looks like a long black rod. If any part of this component is broken or corroded, you must order a new one. You usually cannot fix this element. The drying fan is located in the main housing of the dishwasher, and it blows air around your dishes to dry them. Check this part by disconnecting the dishwasher from the power supply and opening up the housing. Examine the fan, and see if any dirt or debris is preventing it from moving. Clean it. If the fan won't turn at all or if the motor is burnt out, order a new fan since it's difficult to repair this part.

Additional Concerns

If your dishwasher isn't drying your dishes properly, see if you have selected a heated drying cycle. An air drying cycle doesn't completely dry your dishes. Never overload the dishwasher, as this prevents heat from circulating around your dishes, keeping them from drying properly. Plastic and Teflon dishes don't usually completely dry. You must towel-dry these items.

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Why is my dishwasher not drying it does all the rest like washing rinsing but not drying


Hi,
The heating element is bad and not making heat...
you will not notice it much on the wash but will on the drying..
Check your heating element..

Dishwasher Problems The Heating Element not Working
http://www.fixya.com/support/r4589033-dishwasher_problems_heating_element_not

Dishwasher Maintenance
http://www.fixya.com/support/r4319937-dishwasher_maintenance

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Dryer heats to proper drying temperature and then temperature is not maintained and drops off causing long drying time when on timed drying...GE Medallion 850 - bottom heat sensor was cleaned.


you didn't mention if dryer was gas or electric. gas dryer could have bad valve coils which will work for a short time and then fail, cool off and then work again and fail, causing intermittant heat.

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Dishwasher cycle runs: tablet is not dissovlved, dishes dirty


If the dry cycle has a problem, check these:

Heating element
Drying fan
Thermostat
Heating element Your dishwasher has an electrical heating element that helps to dry the dishes. If the element is burned out, the dishes won't dry properly, and you need to replace the element.

Drying fan Many high-priced dishwashers have a small fan that blows air or heated air into the dishwasher to speed up the drying process. If the fan is defective, you need to replace it.

Thermostat Some dishwashers have a thermostat that monitors the drying temperature. If the thermostat is defective, the heating element may not cycle on or off properly. If that's the problem, you need to replace the thermostat.

Aug 29, 2009 | Frigidaire Dishwashers

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Dishes with a lot of water left on them.What's the problem? Heating element?


Yes. if this unit is not drying properly, it will be the result of a failed heating element. make sure you are selecting the correct drying method as well. if its on air, it will have a completely different drying time and attribute. if you are selecting the correct assisted heated drying method and, the dishes are not drying, replace the heating element.


***Using the proper rinse agent will increasing the drying performance as well.

Jul 17, 2009 | Frigidaire GLD2445RF Built-in Dishwasher

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Not drying dishes


Without knowing the make and model of your dishwasher, the most probable causes of no drying is:
1.) RinseAid being empty or not dispensing (as in you never seem to have to refill the dispenser.)
2.) The Heating element has failed. But if it has failed, you would also have foggy, film on your glassware.
3.) The timer is failing to turn on the heating element during the (at least) the heating element during drying cycle.
Good Luck!

Apr 06, 2009 | Dishwashers

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Not drying


is it electric?is the drum turning/are both your vent holes(wall&dryer)clear?mike

Mar 21, 2009 | Kenmore Dryers

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Indesit DI620UK Dishwasher fault


If the dry cycle has a problem, check these:

Heating element
Drying fan
Thermostat
Heating element Your dishwasher has an electrical heating element that helps to dry the dishes. If the element is burned out, the dishes won't dry properly, and you need to replace the element.

Drying fan Many high-priced dishwashers have a small fan that blows air or heated air into the dishwasher to speed up the drying process. If the fan is defective, you need to replace it.

Thermostat Some dishwashers have a thermostat that monitors the drying temperature. If the thermostat is defective, the heating element may not cycle on or off properly. If that's the problem, you need to replace the thermostat

Jul 19, 2008 | Dishwashers

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Wet dishes


If the dry cycle has a problem, check these:

Heating element
Drying fan
Thermostat
Heating element Your dishwasher has an electrical heating element that helps to dry the dishes. If the element is burned out, the dishes won't dry properly, and you need to replace the element.

Drying fan Many high-priced dishwashers have a small fan that blows air or heated air into the dishwasher to speed up the drying process. If the fan is defective, you need to replace it.

Thermostat Some dishwashers have a thermostat that monitors the drying temperature. If the thermostat is defective, the heating element may not cycle on or off properly. If that's the problem, you need to replace the thermostat

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Drying cycle


The heating element may be worn, or a thermostat switches off the electricity to the element cause a overheating or so.

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