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Have dishwasher does not dry dishes fully top rack wet bottom rack semi dry heat ring on bottom is rough not smooth

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Check your heating element..


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Check and make sure the Air Dry button is not engaged. Check the clean out at the bottom. When you push the top rack in insure it is hitting the opening in the back. Finally purchase some Lemi Shine Machine cleaner for the smell, it's likely you have a some stuff lurking in the screens causing the smell, this made my Icon dishwasher work like new.

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Dishes on bottom rack are drying but dishes on top rack we have to towel dry. The service man that changed out our heating element told us to use Jet Dry which we did but same results.


Hello, well i must ask if there is water pooling on the dishes and that is not drying? If so it is actually normal for the dry cycle to get all of the water dried up on the top rack. What the heating element does is heat the air in the tub to help the water evaporate quicker. first what i would do is watch to see when the wash cycle is done open the door for a couple seconds and let all of the steam out to get rid of alot of excess moisture. When I have done this it tends to help the drying significantly. Also there should be a vent on either the front or top of the door, this is to let out the excess moisture. If it is blocked by anything or the steam is not allowed to exit it will hinder drying. And one other thing to consider is if the water coming into the dishwasher is not hooked up to a hot water line then i would strongly suggest doing so to save on drying time and energy because the dishwasher has a thermometer to tell if the water is up to temp, and if the water is cold the heating element will be used to heat the water thus using more energy and slowing wash times. Good luck I hope this helps.

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Hi, I have an older dishwasher also and recently my wife alsocomplained about it not cleaning right... so me being the man I am tried invain to clean the things... Bought new spray arms online and installed them inminutes...now the thing works like new... However I have also found that if theheating element goes bad then that also can mess things up bad... So I wouldbuy new spray arms, and also check out the heating element to make sure it isworking... Here is a tip that will help you with the online buying...
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There has been a trail of dry soap on inside of door after wash is complete, also dried soap on some dishes in bottom rack as well as not being clean and on top rack spots on glasses and sometimes some...


Hi,
Check your heating element..

A bad heating element causes many problems in dishwashers…

Dishwasher Problems The Heating Element not Working


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heatman101

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Top rack washer arm isn't spinning and therefore not cleaning dishes in top rack, bottom works fine


You can replace the whole top assembly. And before you run the cycles again, try putting a cup of Tang (dry) orange juice through the cycle without any dishes or get some Dishwasher Magic and you'll have a sparkling new dishwasher once again! hope this helps you!

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My viking dishwasher does not rinse the soap scum off the dishes


Maybe . . . remove the lower rack and invert it. Look for cracked or missing plastic coating, exposed, rusted & possibly "swollen" inner steel rod/wire. If found, remove the upper rack and look for more of the same. What you think is "soap scum" is probably rust and other iron compounds leached by the dish soap out of the rusted steel onto the dishes and the dishwasher interior. The following worked for me . . .

To clean the interior (with both racks removed), set to "No Heat" dry, then "Pot & Pan" wash and allow to fill. Open door, dump in a bottle of "Lime A-Way", close & latch door and allow to complete cycle. This should remove most rust and iron-sulphate deposits from interior. If not, scrub them with Lime A-Way and a ScotchBrite pad, then cycle again.

Racks must be replaced (Viking are very expensive, Asko, Bosch, or other lower racks may fit: check your neighbors' racks for fit), upper rack must be Viking unless you can exact-match the Asko or Bosch equivalent.

Possible fix: remove the loose plastic coating and flaking rust with a knife, ruff plastic coating with ScotchBrite, clean with rubbing alcohol, then treat metal/rust with "rust converter" (hardware or home imp store), wash with soapy water, rinse, then clean with rubbing alcohol, dry fully, coat with "high temp" (orange or yellow) silicone sealant (auto part store), covering exposed metal and a half inch or so over the plastic coating. Let set for a day or two.

A trip through the dishwasher for all your stained stainless, glasses and non-metallic coated or non-metallic decorated dishes with Lime A-Way as above (on new or "rebuilt" racks) should get the metallic scum and rust off them.

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hi Problems with the dish racks usually occur because the racks have been jammed back into the tub housing after they're fully loaded. Careless handling can exert enough force to crack or break the roller wheels or throw the racks off the tracks. The solution is easy: Stop jamming the racks. 
The repair is easy, too. Remove the racks by pulling out the tiny metal pins that hold them in the tracks. Or simply lift up on the racks and pull them out of the tracks. Then reinstall the racks on the tracks so that they roll smoothly. If the rollers are cracked or broken, replace them with new ones of the same type. The rollers may be friction-fit to their hubs. Pull them off for replacement. Or, if they are held by tiny spring clips, pull the clips out with pliers, or pry them out with the tip of a screwdriver. If you can't pull the rollers off for replacement, remove and replace the entire rack.

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