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My dishwasher is not cleaning the dishes.when the dishwasher is done there is still stuff on my dishes. if you cancel the cycle the water in the dishwasher is cold

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If the machine used to work fine then I'd suggest running the hot water in your sink before starting a cycle to ensure the water entering your dishwaher is hot. If you then are getting hot water and still dirty dishes try reposting for a a solution. When re-posting, include your make and model for a better answer.

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