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The countertop gets hot when the dishwasher is run. Is this normal?

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Built in dishwashers use very hot water for the wash cycle and have a heating element that can be selected for the dry cycle.. All dishwashers have some insulation wrap around the housing ( some more than others) and the fact that your counter gets warm is of no consequence.. In other words, I wouldn't be concerned over it..

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