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Is it possible to turn off the heating element in a diswasher so it uses less electricy? I already don't use the drying cycle.

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No it wont complete the cycle, and it wont wash clean,dishwashers are cheaper to run if you connect them to cold water and let them heat.

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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.

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