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Dish Washer, Model GLDL560N1055, S/NAR 808556B. Dishes and other items are not drying. They are still wet not damp. Brochure says try "Hot Start,Hot Wash or Added Heat options. Do I use Hot Start and Hot Wash at same time? Why must I use options rather then the normal control? I purchased 7 addtional GE appliances, recently, and Dish Washer only problem.

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SOURCE: Wet dishes; steam does not escape

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....
Let me know.......

Posted on Dec 30, 2008

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SOURCE: My Whirlpool Quiet Partner 111

Disconnect your circuit breaker for 20 minutes and then reset. It should reset your dishwasher.

Posted on Jan 28, 2009

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SOURCE: foul odor on dishes and in dishwasher after cycle

It is very likely that your dishwasher is growing mold, in this condition. If it is causing your dishes the same issue, it may be wisest to obtain a dishwasher cleanser(Several detergent manufacturers now sell dishwasher cleaning items), which will hopefully kill off any mold colonies growing in your dishwasher's blades, and in your drain cap.

Posted on Apr 23, 2010

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SOURCE: GE PDW9700 - The dishes do not get cleaned

Same as above problem: I have had this dishwasher for less than 4 years and the dishes as of about 2 years ago stopped getting cleaned. I use the recommended dish liquid and rinse and lightly clean the dishes before I put them in.
What a piece of junk!! gs

Posted on Dec 30, 2010

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