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Dishes not drying and mildew growing in dishwasher

I have recently noticed my dishes not being dry when the cycle is done. There is also quite a bit of mildew starting to grow on the silverware tray and around the door seal. Any ideas what might be causing this and how to fix it? My dishes don't dry by the end of the cycle and there is a slimy black substance (mold or mildew?) around the seals, in the silverware basket and around the inside.  I have scrubbed it away, but it keeps coming back.  Is there something wrong with my dishwasher?

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  • traflan Sep 26, 2008

    Same problem on a year old whirlpool dishwasher. Is the only solution to get rid of the dishwasher?!!!

  • Anonymous Sep 28, 2008

    Does the drying fan push moist air out of the dishwasher at the end of the cycle?

  • DaveinMN Sep 28, 2008

    Our dishwasher has the same problem. There is a vent fan in the door that should exhaust the moist air during the drying cycle. Have you checked the fan?

  • kelli48 Apr 22, 2009

    I have noticed the gasket inside my dishwasher has mildew around it. I have turned on the heating cycle, and still can not get rid of it. How can this be cleaned without doing damage to the gaskets or seals?

  • Anonymous May 05, 2009

    not drying

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I totally agree with Solution #1. We have a Whirlpool (apparently Maytag is the same) and it gets moldy 2 days after it has been run. The maintenance guy came out and said we had to use the rinse cycle every day. For an $800 dollar dishwasher (which is less than 1 year old!) I expect more.

Posted on Aug 05, 2009

I've been researching Whirlpool issues for awhile now and the solution would appear to be not to ever buy anothere Whirlpool appliance.

Most of the dishwasher they've put out have broken down in one way or another within the first 3 years. Some start fires. Lawsuits, website complaints, calls, letters, NOTHING seems to change their policy as to simply have one of their repair people come out and offer to fix it for nearly the cost of the unit.

This mildew issue is fairly common...ditch it. Get a new one. Avoid Whirlpool. Don't believe me? Try calling them to fix or replace it.

I sincerely hope it works out for you one way or the other.

Posted on Aug 02, 2008

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