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My dishwasher is not heating the water up just running cold

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Try turning on the faucet by the dishwasher and let the water run until it gets hot. Once this is done turn on the dishwasher and see if the water is warm or hot. Most dishwashers do not heat the water (residential dishwasher) they take the hot water from the hot water side of the sink. If the water heater is located a distance from the dishwasher then the cold water fills the dishwasher before the hot water can make it to the unit. This should cure your problem.

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Posted on Jan 15, 2010

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that will be the callrod heater at the bottom look at it in the bottom to see if you see any cracks
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Make certain that the water supply is connected to the hot water valve. You may have an issue with the heat element or thermostat (if applicable). Contact an appliance service company.

Posted on Feb 25, 2010

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Hi,


I have an older dishwasher also and recently my wife also complained about it not cleaning right... so me being the man I am tried in vain to clean the things... Bought new spray arms online and installed them in minutes...now the thing works like new... However I have also found that 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 make sure it is working... Here is a tip that will help you with the online buying...

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Posted on Sep 29, 2010

heatman101

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Hi,
Check your heating element..
A bad heating element causes many problems in dishwashers...

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