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Dishwasher Won't Dry Dishes

The 4 most common part(s) or condition(s) which contribute to the symptom Dishwasher won't dry dishes are listed below. Check or test each item and watch any available videos. If you are still unable to solve the problem you may need to do additional research and troubleshooting. Remember, with our 365 Days. Period.® return policy you can return any part for any reason. So, go ahead and buy it to try it. No other parts retailer offers this unconditional return policy.


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Vent

Many dishwashers have an electrically controlled vent damper that opens at the end of the cycle to let out the hot steamy air. If the dishwasher won't dry dishes this vent may not be opening properly.

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Vent Fan Motor

Some dishwashers have an electrical vent fan motor to help dry the dishes at the end of the cycle. If the dishes are still wet and this model has a vent fan motor, check to see if the motor is functioning. Check it for continuity and spin the fan blade by hand to see if it's worn out. It should turn freely.

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Heating Element

There is a heating element near the bottom of the dishwasher to dry the dishes. If the dishwasher won't dry the dishes the heating element might have burned out. The heating element can be checked for continuity.

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Heating Element Assembly

There is a heating element assembly near the bottom of the dishwasher to dry the dishes. If the dishwasher won't dry the dishes the heating element assembly might have burned out. The heating element assembly can be checked for continuity.

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