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Dishes are not getting dry...help

We just got this dishwasher and are very disappointed that are dishes are not dry. We have been using the heat dry option, thinking that would help, but it doesn't seem to do anything. Is there something we are doing wrong, did we hook it up incorrectly? Thanks!

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  • hovenj Dec 22, 2007

    I'm having the exact same problem. In addition, the detergent dispenser won't open. Its brand new.

  • Anonymous Jan 02, 2008

    I have the exact problem. The first time I had the repair people come out and his solution to me was "that's because you are not using "JET DRY"!!! I may look stupid, but I knew that would not solve the issue, but I would give it a try. It did nothing. I just had another repair person come out to make sure that it was working correctly ($70 just to come out and look) and he checked the drainage, heating coil, vent, etc. and found all to be working fine. Good thing I bought the extended warranty! NOT! Now I have mold growing throughout the dishwasher. I did a search on the web and several people are having the same issues. One person suggested putting 1cup of bleach in the dishwasher (without dishes) and run it through the HOT selection. I will be trying this tonight....I have had the cheapest dishwashers in the world for the past 15 years and have NEVER had this happen to me.

  • Anonymous Apr 22, 2008

    I recently moved to a 18 month old home with the above model diswasher.It works fine but I was disappointed with the condition of the dish racks.Both had areas of rust the lower one was worse. I confirmed with the previous owner about the age of the dishwasher. Has anyone had the similar experience ? I had a Fisher and Paykel dishwasher for 10 years in New Zealand and the condition was still excellent. Is the quality of Frigidaire poor ? I have just ordered new racks and it's costing me $143/- including shipping and handling.

  • Anonymous Aug 10, 2008

    I have the same problem and it is making me really angry. My old cheap diswasher never had this problem...no mold in there yet but I'm sure its coming. Don't know what to do. I have been cracking the door open to let some air into the dishwasher but I should not have to do this. Gallery Series is supposed to be better than this.

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The most common thing I find with dishwashers not drying is that people are not using the rinse aid, (Jet Dry..etc). If your not using it the water won't sheet off the dishes. You can also turn it up to use more, one notch at a time. The dial is in the dispenser compartment where you add the jet dry. hope this helps

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It is very likley that your hot water heater is not turned up high enough. most folk try to save money and keep the kids from scalding themselves.mine is maxed and ***** run out of very hot water. though I pay for it.
these units run on 110 volt energy mizer and won't heat up like the old units did.
you can put in an on demand heater but that is 200. at the low end.price.
open both to your hot water heater covers and crank them up as a test. wait for 2hrs~ for it to level out.

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