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Tub still wet/ not drying

The dishwasher was purchased by the previous homeowner, so I don't know repair history. Upon inspection the racks looked dirty, but it was actually stains/mold. I used a bottle of Dishwasher Magic and ran the unit through a complete cycle. About 80% of the stains/mold are gone, the rest I will have to scrub by hand to remove. The problem is that the tub is still wet even after the dry cycle ran. Not just a little moist from steam, It's wet; water droplets all down sides, in detergent cups and in bottom. Any help is appreciated.

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YOU NEED RINSE AID ! ! Make sure your selection option is HEATED DRY.Please rate this !

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Most manufacturers recommend that the water coming into your dishwasher be at least 120 degrees Fahrenheit. If the water is too cold, then your dishes don't clean properly. Or the dishwasher must run longer to heat up the water. Test the water temperature by running the hot water on your faucet for about 2 minutes or until it gets really hot. Place a waterproof thermometer under the water. If the water is too cold, increase the water temperature setting on your water heater.

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