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Dishwaher washing in cold water

Hi metroi, I do have hot water in the rest of the house, do you have any more suggestions why the dishwasher is still washing cold? Thanks LexieB

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Are you sure it is hooked up to the hot water line? if it is, then make sure the valve is in the open position.

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