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Wont heat or dry

My zanussi ZB 115G is not heating water or drying so the dishes arent clean.

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  • Unlimited5 Jan 01, 2008

    I have a Zanussi DX6453 and I have the same problem? I dont want to buy a new element if this is not the problem. can someone please help ?

  • johnnyfixit Feb 17, 2008

    Water does not heat and will not dry the dishes. It does go through the whole cycle. What is the solution to this problem. Thanks John

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The water is getting hot, but they won't dry on the drying cycle

Posted on Mar 02, 2009

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Same problem, replaced Termal Sensor (no part I could find was called a thermostat) but no change.

Tested element and resistence was about 30ohms so looks good to me.

So whats the problem?

Posted on May 08, 2008

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Thanks for all your responses i did actually get it fixed it was the theromstat

Posted on Mar 16, 2008

Hi have you tried thermostat i repaired on last week same fault

Posted on Mar 15, 2008

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Water not heating up and not drying


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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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Dishwasher not heating water already replaced in line heater element no change


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Possible causes;

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.

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

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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.

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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

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When in use, my dishwasher at times, makes a lot of repeating noise and it appears to tick.. th digital reading on the right blinks CL CL CL CL then HOT then goes back to tell you the remaining time, and...


Some dishwasher noises are normal, like the hiss of water rushing through the water inlet fill valve, or the hum of the pump motor, or the slosh of water. But if your dishwasher is making strange sounds or is unusually loud, it's time to investigate. A thumping noise could be the drain line vibrating against the cabinet; a grinding noise could be caused by a popcorn kernel being stuck in the chopper blade area of the dishwasher.
The CL is normally indicated child lock has been activated.
Dishes typically dry by the end of the dishwashing cycle, with one exception-plastic items. Because plastic doesn't retain heat like glass, ceramic and metal do, you'll almost always see drops of water on plastic items after the cycle finishes. Rinse aid helps water drain off all dishes so they dry better. Make sure that you fill that rinse aid dispenser when it's empty. A heated dry setting also is an option to enhance drying. You may have this option turned off to save energy, but if your dishes aren't drying as well as you'd like them to, you might want to consider turning it back on. Consult your owner's manual and select the cycle options that fit your needs and your energy usage goals. If your dishes don't get dry even though you've selected the heated drying option, then the heating element could be broken or the high-limit thermostat for the element may have tripped in error, preventing the element from heating. A malfunctioning vent or drying fan could also prevent dishes from drying. Check out this troubleshooting video that could help you correct a drying problem: Dishwasher Not Drying Dishes Video.

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Dishes aren't clean. i have run vingegar and CR through the cycle but dishes and glasses still have a film.


The most common cause of film left behind is a broken heating element.

The heating element is not only used during the dry cycle, but also to raise the water temp. during the main wash cycle to activate the dishwasher detergent. Fixing the heating element should "clear" this problem right up!

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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.

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Clean light flashing


The clean light should be blinking 7 times, pause, then repaeat if it is doing this -- it is a water heating fault. Use one of the following key dances to clear fault

a) Heat Dry - Normal - Heat Dry - Normal

 

b)High Temp-Air Dry-High Temp-Air Dry

All the Leds should light up now just press cancel and Unit should operate. If it shuts down again the heater isnt working properly. Some times the door doesnt get shut well and that causes the fault. But the dishes arent very clean if the heater is not working.

 

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