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A dishwasherThe water does not heat up and the dishes do not - mag-glass_10x10.gif that suddenly stops going through the cycles or never completely dry dishes probably has a faulty thermostat. The thermostat controls the heating elements for water and drying. If the thermostat is stuck, the dishwasher won't go to the next cycle because the minimum water temperature requirement is never met. Drying dishes also requires the temperature to get high enough to do the job.

  1. Step 1 Remove the front plate of the dishwasher and locate the thermostat. If the thermostat is not located in the front of the unit pull the dishwasher out and remove the back access panel.
  2. Step 2 Disconnect any wires or other parts that are in the way. Separate the wires with a flat blade screwdriver carefully to keep the wires from breaking.
  3. Step 3 Take out the screws attaching the thermostat to the firewall and remove it from the dishwasher. Verify the replacement part matches the original, including the wire connector.
  4. Step 4 Place the new thermostat into place and secure it with the screws. Connect the wires and replace any parts or cables. Attach the front or back plate and replace any molding.
  5. Step 5 Run a hot water cycle and verify the water is heating and the cycle is able to complete. Check the drying cycle and prepare the first load of dishes.

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

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SOURCE: water wont drain after wash!! Dishes wont dry all the way also

If your unit is over 10 years old buy a new unit. They are cheap enough.

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SOURCE: not heating up or dry dishes

Hi Marion have your heater element checked

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The problem is hard water. Go to www.dishwasherfilter.com. They have a new product out that solves this problem once and for all. It filters the water entering your dishwasher and removes the hard minerals that cause these spots. Very affordable and guaranteed to leave your dishes looking amazing every time.

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SOURCE: The water is not being heated, and dishes are not

Your dishwasher water line should be connected to the hot water line not the cold but that wouldn't keep them from drying. You may have a element burnt out or a thermostat bad

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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.

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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.


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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.

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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.

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