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My fdw60 dishwasher stops when it reaches drying the drying light and the salt refill light keeps flashing what could this be

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I have the same problem. This means the dishwasher is overheating. Sometimes the plates are too hot to touch and we are loosing the glaze from our crockery. There does not seem to be a thermostat spare part and therefore I changed the heating element but this has not solved the problem.

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