I not sure if the heating coil is out or what, but the dishes just dont dry anymore. I thought that maybe the Jetdry had clogged in the dispenser so I tried boiling it out and refillling it. Any suggestions. It is barely 2 yrs old and shoud be running like a charm.
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Re: LG7810 will not dry dishes
THE DRY CYCLE HAS A PORT ON THE INSIDE OF THE DOOR WITH A BLOWER MOTOR. THE PORT SHOULD OPEN AND THE FAN MOTOR COME ON DURING THE DRY CYCLE TO EVACUATE THE STEAM FROM THE INTERIOR. THE PORT IS OPENED WITH A WAX MOTOR. IF IT FAILS, THE PORT WILL REMAIN CLOSED AND DRYING WILL NOT TAKE PLACE.
TO VERIFY OPERATION, WHEN THE DRY CYCLE STARTS,
WAIT ABOUT 2 MINUTES, THEN OPEN THE DOOR AND LOOK IN THE ROUND VENT ON THE INTERIOR OF THE DOOR. IT SHOULD BE OPENED. IT WILL SLOWLY CLOSE AS THE DOOR REMAINS OPEN. YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO SEE THIS ACTION.
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have the same problem with gunk and spots on dishes. I took apart the parts at
bottom covering the heating element. There is all sorts of gunk on everything.
I cleaned it all, even under gaskets and filter screen. I am neither sure what caused
it nor how to prevent it. My thinking maybe the water source. Water in my town
has gotten worse in quality and has bad smell. I use a major water filter
system for drinking water. My thought is that the heating element is drying the
water up and leaving sediment from water.
Most dishwashers are plumbed to the hot side of the hot water side of the faucet. This should provide hot water for washing the dishes. Perhaps this dishwasher was plumbed to the cold water side by mistake.
Most dishwashers have a heating coil most of the way around under the bottom sliding/rolling dish rack. The heating coil may not be working, which would be consistent with the dishes not drying at the end of the cycle. Possible causes include incorrect setting selected on control console (push buttons) or timer, heating coil disconnected from electrical source at one end or both ends, faulty control circuit inside the timer, faulty wiring between the timer/control circuit and the heating coil, burned or pitted contacts in the control circuit.
<span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Trebuchet MS'; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; mso-ansi-language: EN" lang="EN">Hi,<br />Check your heating element.. </span><br />
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Hello there: If` you ahve already checked all of the filters and they are ok than your drying cycle has problemsto check these check these:Heating
fanThermostatHeating elementYour dishwasher has an electrical heating element
that helps to dry the dishes. If the element is burned out, the dishes
won't dry properly, and you need to replace the element. Drying fanMany high-priced dishwashers have a small fan that
blows air or heated air into the dishwasher to speed up the drying
process. If the fan is defective, you need to replace it.ThermostatSome dishwashers have a thermostat that monitors
the drying temperature. If the thermostat is defective, the heating
element may not cycle on or off properly. If that's the problem, you
need to replace the thermostat.
there: Normally if you have just started to have this problem and you have checked all of the filters and are sure they are ok than
this dw to save energy works this way- the final rinse will reach a temp of 161 F . the dishes have to absorb this heat. when the cycle is complete the dishes become a heater in themselves radiating the heat they absorbed during the final 161 F heat. If you have any tupperware or plastic dishes in the unit they will not absorb heat therefore not radiate the 161 f temp need to dry all the dishes. try to avoid plastic items and they must always have jet dry. this is the european way of conserving energy. on the old ge or whirlpool they had electric element in the bottom that would bake the dishes dry ....not these..but they do save alot of energy.. it helps right after a cycle to crack the door open release all the steam from the unit
You're question is why the dishes don't get clean and it is not drying at all even though jetdry is full?
To begin with "jetdry" does not dry your dishes, It is a product that you can choose to use if you have a problem with spots on the clean dishes when the dishwasher is done.
Your problem is serious! If still under warranty then you're covered. If not and it has some years on it, it doesn't pay to throw good money after bad. If it came with the house it will be better in the long run to replace it. If you choose to repair, this problem doesn't lend itself to home handyman and it is likely in this case that after paying a repairman to come out you'll end up buying new anyway.
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Just bought a Bosch dishwasher and we were told that they have no heating mechanism to dry the dishes, which is why they are more energy efficient. You are supposed to leave the door closed for at least one hour after the cycle is complete. The heat that has built up inside during the wash cycle will dry the dishes. It is also recommended to always use JetDry. If you follow this advice, the dishes will come out fine.