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Dishes not drying and mildew growing in dishwasher

I have recently noticed my dishes not being dry when the cycle is done. There is also quite a bit of mildew starting to grow on the silverware tray and around the door seal. Any ideas what might be causing this and how to fix it?

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  • Anonymous Feb 15, 2008

    I have the same problem with the exact same dishwasher. I've tried the rinse aid, but it doesn't seem to work. I've emptied the dishwasher and sprayed with bleach inside which gets it clean, only to have the mildew back again. I've never had this problem with any of my dishwashers. Any help would be great.

  • juliawester Nov 22, 2008

    We have the same problem. I would love to find out the solution. We just bought the house and are thinking of replacing the machine due to this and the extremely long wash cycle (90 mins)

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Are you using rinse aid in yor wash dipenser this liquid helps the ddrying cycle as it doses the last rinse cycle

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