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If the water is cold when filling you may have a plumbing problem,(connection to cold water line instead of hot). If thats not the case,it could be the heating element or thermistat. A check with an ohm meter would tell.
I find it odd that the dishwasher is filling with cold water if the water is hot at the sink. It sounds like the dishwasher is connected to the cold water line rather than the hot. Check under your sink; if you've got standard plumbing, the dishwasher supply line should be connected to the left water pipe.
Regardless, the water temperature doesn't fully explain the symptoms, especially the detergent left in the door (assuming you're using fresh detergent and it's not caking in the door prior to washing).
I would check the blades again. Even thought they may appear clean, there may be debris in them that get forced into the openings during operation, but fall away from the openings when the water flow stops. Remove the blades, run water into them, then invert them to drain while rocking back and forth. If there's crud in them, you may need to do this several times.
HI Nick- the element in the dishwasher dries the dishes and sometimes boosts the heat of the water. Your water should come in already hot, so the problem is either your hot water heater or that the plumbing line was switched to cold by mistake. Or that people are bathing, laundering, etc. and using all available hot water right before you run the dishwasher.
you can plumb into hot but there are some snags first hot water pressure is often a lot lower than cold so the machine may take a long time to fill second if the water is too hot it will destroy the resin of the water softener and you will see brown marks on the crockery. third it a bit uneconomical as you will use a lot of hot water
Dishwashers normally are hot or cold feed. My wife runs water at the sink to get it hot going in before turning on the dishwasher. You can use either cold or hot water. We have ours hooked up to the hot water side. They work better hooked up to the hot water.