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DISHWASHER The diswasher works OK but won't dry the dishes. I've made a resistance test and get 28 ohms, it seems a little low for a heating element. Is this OK?

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Dear Customer,

Do all this for solving your problem,

1
check out your overheating prevension system like some fuse may be there for it,IT MUST BE ACTIVE FUSE OR LIVE,

2
than check your resistance value accross you fuse it not must be grater than DEFINED IN YOUR model MANUAL NAMED MAINTANANCE, CAUSE DIFFERENT MODELS HAVE DIFFERENT FUSE RESISTOR VALUE & HERE YOU HAVENT DEFINE YOUR MODEL,

3
than check you are using safe & cleansing material for dish washing cause ,SOME SOAP ARE TRYING TO WET YOUR DISHWASHING SYSTEM.


You can do this as a last try of your dishwasher make active,


let your dishes sit for a few hours with the door open this will helps you,

run the hot water in your sink prior to starting the dish washer this will ensure that the water coming into the dishwasher is hot to begin with.

I have also discovered that the dishes dry better if you use a rinse aid as Ronsan recommended. But I'm WAY too cheap for that!!
Like Carol, I open the door and let the dishes air dry.

If your machine have warrrenty than try to contact your sevice center & call up you service manager,

Till you are complete this article you got your solution 100%


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Posted on May 20, 2008

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If your unit has fuses. check it out first. a blown out heater element might be the cause of that.

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