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I have a Kenmore Elite dishwasher (model 665.1315), and the dishwasher will run through the wash cycle as expected, but when it gets to the heated dry cycle , it doesn't appear to dry. It will then flash a fault code 81 (8 short flashes of the 'clean' light, pause, and then 1 more short flash of the 'clean' light, longer pause, and repeat the code). The dishes seem to be somewhat dry, but there is certainly water on the dishes and on the tub (there is never any water standing in the tub, and the tub drians correclty). I no longer feel steam coming out of the dishwasher, and the dishes don't feel hot anymore. I am sure the dishwasher has the heated dry option selected when I run a cycle.

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Check your heating element..


A bad heating element causes many problems in dishwashers...

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