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Wet dishes; steam does not escape

My dish washer does not vent the steam. The dishes are very wet unless I open the door the last few minutes of drying and let the steam escape. Could a steam vent be covered from shipping? Where is the vent?

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  • Lavin Jan 14, 2009

    The rise aid did the trick. Thanks for helping me figure that out. No more wet dishes! Thanks again,

  • inetta Jan 23, 2009

    I also have this same dishwasher. I have had 7 repair men out to try and fix this problem.The inside of the dishwasher remains wet resulting in spotting on the dishes and making the inside of the dishwasher disgusting plus there is a terrible odor when you open the door!

    It seems that every repair man has a different opinon regarding the jet-dry or detergent used. The jet-dry dispenser is always full (repair men each take a turn at turning it up or down).

    Today I called Jenn-Air and they told me that it was not drying because the dishwasher was on an exterior wall and the hot water tank was to far from the dishwasher resulting in the water temperature not being 120 degrees when it reaches the dishwasher......

    I bought this dishwasher from Sears contract sales and have had no help in resolving the issue from them.

    Can anyone HELP!!!

  • jvatter Mar 01, 2009

    We have had the same problem for three years! We use rinse aid, we tried adjusting the water heater temperature to very hot which should put the water around 140 degrees when it reaches the dishwasher. Still no improvement.



    We have another house with an inexpensive whirlpool dishwasher which makes this one look like a piece! It cleans great, is just as quiet, the trays are very functional unlike the jenn air, and dishes are always dry as a bone and spot free after the cycle is finished. It has a vent in the front which allows the steam to escape. How are dishes going to get dry if the steam (water) is not allowed to escape the unit???



    No one has been able to help including the dealer, installers, jenn air, etc. Are you sure there is not supposed to be a vent somewhere?

  • Kris Seymour May 11, 2010

    Do you have a rinse aid in it? As low or no rinse aid will cause the items to be very wet! The steam inside the d/washer is there for it to dry! So opening the door is really defeating the object!

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Hi, Most dishwashers do not have steam vents! there are several reasons for poor drying in a d/washer! The first one is to see that you have rinse aid in the machine as this aids drying! Next if you have rinse aid then is it being put into the machine when it needs it? Also you must bear in mind that the dishwasher need to heat on the last rinse to create the heat to dry the items which use the steam to dry them. Check the rinse aid first and see how you get on....
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  • Kris Seymour Dec 30, 2008

    Hi check the rinse aid is full and working. All dishwahers rely on steam to dry the dishes and they use rinse aid to let the water drip off them to dry. Thats why you get streaky glasses when the salt or rinse aid is low...

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