I have a problem. my dishwasher is clean however my pots come out as dirty as they went in. my dishwasher heats up from a cold water tap.
often i find my tablet at the bottom of the dishwasher at the end of the cycle still intact.
my pots are hot from drying but wonder if the whirlpool has two elements for heating?
i cannot understand what is going wrong.
hope someone can help.
Sounds to me like the dishwasher isn't filling up with cold water.
I had a similar problem a few months ago, caused by limescale blocking the inlet and drain valves.
Might be worth trying some kettle limescale cleaner solution and putting it inside the machine - and leaving it overnight then trying the machine out with no dishes etc in it.
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If the dishwasher is undergoing short programmes and low-temperature washes then your dishwasher may not allow for the tablet to fully dissolve leaving some remaining tablet left behind. Another reason why the tablet may not be dissolving is because of the water hardness of the area you live in as the tablet may take longer to dissolve in the water.
Hi,Nicole, try this: Run the water nearest the dishwasher (usually the sink), getting the water as hot as possible immediately before starting the dishwasher. This will help getting the tablet to dissolve. --Best regards, --W/D--
I have an older dishwasher also and recently mywife also complained about it not cleaning right... so me being the man I amtried in vain to clean the things... Bought new spray arms online and installedthem in minutes...now the thing works like new... However I have also foundthat if the heating element goes bad then that also can mess things up bad...So I would buy new spray arms, and also check out the heating element to makesure it is working... Here is a tip that will help you with the onlinebuying...
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Many high-priced dishwashers have a small fan that blows air or heated air into the dishwasher to speed up the drying process. If the fan is defective, you need to replace it.
Some dishwashers have a thermostat that monitors the drying temperature. If the thermostat is defective, the heating element may not cycle on or off properly. If that's the problem, you need to replace the thermostat.
The water is not hot enough. It may be pausing to heat the water and when you open the door it resets and starts again. Check the electric element at the bottom that heats the water to see if it is burnt out.
I know it sounds strange, but many times when detergent dissolve, a failed heating element is to blame. The detergent needs that water to be hot to dissolve and activate the detergent.
Recommend you check the heating element for obvious damage/failure. When you run the full cycle, does the heating element get hot? If not, replacing it is not as hard as it appears. Post back here with further questions, OK?
If the heating element _is_ working, the other possibility is a failing wash pump motor, but depending on the age of your dishwasher, replacing