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Zanussi dishwasher washer will go through the wash without heating water ,hence no drying of dishes. not sure of model

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Zanussi dishwasher may have a faulty heating element (wire in bottom of wash tub) check for videos to test.

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Zanussi DW20TCR dishwasher, is not filling uo

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Hi there sounds like a possible dry joint on the pcb repair and try first

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The dishwasher runs through it's cycle but does not clean the dishes properly and leaves a cloudy film and smears on the inside of the machine and the dishes

    Common Problem
  1. Confirm the wash water is hot
    1. Try heated wash(sani wash) if available
    2. Run hot water in sink to warm up before starting
    3. At least 120 degree Fahrenheit water temperature
  2. Open door check wash arm position start washer for a minute
    1. Confirm wash arm has rotated
    2. Check for plugged spray tips at either end of wash arm.
    3. Use small tweezers to remove
    4. Check for rack and dishes interfering with arm rotation
  3. Place cup in upper rack with opening up cycle washer.
    1. Confirm that cup quickly fills with water
    2. Not washing check water level in tub mim 1 1/2 inch
  4. Discontinue use of rinse/dry liquid additive.
    1. Confirm rinse/dry additive not leaking from dispenser into tub
    2. Washer detergent contains sparkle additive and too much sparkle/rinses/dry additive will coat dishes
    3. Try alternative wash detergent that contains minimal rinse/dry additive and use without liquid rinse/dry additive.
  5. It will take several wash cycles after the elimination of rinse/dry to purge the oily film from dishes and machine..
  6. If success "joy" is achieved with no additives then cautiously add back wash detergent with additives. Additives are important to facilitate drying and protecting the glassware china from leaching. The leaching process permanently etches the surface of glassware leaving a cloudy appearance.

Jan 03, 2016 | Dishwashers

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The dish washer washes ok, but often does not dry the dishes. I have descaled and cleaned it but still hit and miss. can i fix it my self. thank you Chris

You didn't state the precise model, but if it's a cold-fill only machine (most Zanussi models are) and if it uses condensation drying like most, then a cold water supply is essential for the latter to work.

Many owners connect such machines to the hot supply in the mistaken belief that it will make the machine cheaper to run, but unless they have free hot water (solar heating?) then it's usually a falsehood and the trade-off is incomplete or non-existent drying.

Jul 16, 2011 | Zanussi Dishwashers

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I have Zanussi DX6453 dishwasher. Suddenly it is not drying our dishes. All programs working. Do you think is problem with Element or Thermostat. It is heating water.

sugget the water temperature, it relies on the temperature of the water to heat to items up so that when the wash cycle has finished the heat will dry them. Hope this is useful. Regards Mike

Jul 07, 2011 | Zanussi Dishwashers

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My Bosch Dishwasher is not drying my dishes now. The model number is SHE44C05UC.

Hi there,

Unfortunately, it seems that the heating element has failed. The dishwasher uses steam to heat the tub to dry the dishes. I suspect your dishes are also being washed in cold water.

To check this, please run a regular full wash cycle. Allow the washer to fill with water and run for about 10 minutes, then open the door and feel the water temperature in the bottom of the washer. If the water is cold, it's more than likely the heating element has failed.

There are other possible faults which would cause the element not to heat, but these often prevent the dishwasher from completing the cycle. If the water is cold but the dishwasher still drains the water at the end - and completes the cycle - the heating element has probably failed.

Please try this simple test for water temperature and let me know if you need further assistance.


Feb 18, 2011 | Bosch 24 in. SHE44C05UC Stainless Steel...

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Dishwasher not heeting dishs are cold when wash is finished

make sure the settings for how you want the washer to perform, set the setting to heat dry it might be on energy saving or air dry.

Aug 11, 2010 | Zanussi Dishwashers

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Wash cycle OK, but the drying cycle is faulty. The dishes are wet after 12 hours. Will not dry contents of washer! #SHU680SUC/U06

your heating coil has gone bad it`s that rod looking thing in the bottom of your unit under your spray washing spinner depending on the age of your unit your probley better off buying a new dishwasher

Oct 02, 2009 | Bosch Dishwashers

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Dishes are still damp after cycle is complete. This causes a bad odor in the dishwasher.

Bad odor is caused by something besides wet dishes.

When the water finishes it's part and is exhausted, does a fan come on and run for a long time? If not, the drying fan is bad, usually mounted on the side and runs after all the water is removed. Also, after the water stops, are the dishes and inside HOT? You have to have HOT water to make a dishwasher function properly, will also take care of some of that odor. When a dishwasher cycles, it washes and then heats the inside of the washer, then it runs a fan to remove the water and dry the dishes.

Make sure your dishwasher is hooked to the HOT water line and also check to be sure it can heat it's own water, put it on pot's and pans and it should heat the water quite hot, even if it has hot water coming in, it will heat it up some more.

Sep 08, 2009 | Bosch Integra® 500 SHX55M05UC Built-in...

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Model # dwu7702aae has heat delay light coming on during cycle. Why?

Heater is used to both heat water during clean cycle and dry dishes after wash cycle. Most washers have either a separate switch for Heat or Dry for optional use, or some have the water heat and dish dry options built into cycle set options.

You can save money by turning off the Dish Dry option since it is a very in-efficient way to dry dishes. Instead, open the wishwasher door after washing cycle completes, just enough so fresh air can get into, and humid air can escape, dishwasher.

Water Heat option is only needed for dried food on dishes, and is never needed if dishes are either rised off before putting them in the dishwasher, or rinsed off inside the dishwaser with a Rinse cycle, if they are to stand for a time waiting for a full dishwasher for wash.

Feb 22, 2009 | Maytag Dishwashers

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Dishes not dry enough & leak of water at sink vent device

HEATED DRY.Turns the drying heater on for fast drying.
ENERGY SAVER (no heat boost). Turns the drying heater off to save energy. Dishes will dry naturally over a longer period such as overnight. lf you need your dishes sooner, open the dishwasher door after the cycle is complete to reduce the natural drying time. Use of this option reduces the electrical energy used by this model approximately 7%. A rinse agent makes water flow off dishes quicker than usual. This lessens water spotting and makes drying faster, too.
Make sure inlet water temperature is correct.(SeePage6.)
Unload the bottom rack first.Water from dishes in the top rack may be spilling in to the
bottom rack.
Check for improper loading.Dishes shouldn’t nest together. Avoid overloading. Check the rinse agent dispenser to see that it’s not empty.

Inlet temperature....Good Dish washing starts with hot water, To get dishes clean and dry,you will need hot water.To help you get
water of the proper temperature, your dish washer automatically heats the water in the wash cycle. For good washing and drying , the entering water must be at least 120°E To prevent dish damage,
inlet water should not exceed 150”F. How to test water temperature: Check the water temperature inside your dishwasher with a candy or meat thermometer. Let the dishwasher run through
one fill and pump out cycle, then let the dishwasher fill with water
the second time. When you hear the water stop filling, unlatch the door and slowly open it. Measure the temperature of the water in the bottom of the tub this way: Remove the silverware basket and
place a candy or meat thermometer in the water towards the middle of the tub. If the temperature is less than 120”F,you will not get good washing results. Higher water temperature is needed to dissolve grease and activate powder detergents. If the unit is a long way from the DW you may need to let the water run in the sink until hot before starting the DW....or if is a cold day and water has not been used in a while the pipes could be cold....also if you have just used the hot water ( washer, shower...etc) give it time to recover first before using DW....All of the above mentioned material is straight out of the Users guide...but you may have an element that is going out check the temp of your water and open it during the drying cycle to see if it is hot or at least warm inside...if not your element may need to be replaced...

I hope this helps...have a great day & good luck...please rate my effort.... the Fang.

Jan 06, 2009 | GE 24 in. GSD6660GSS Built-in Dishwasher

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