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Dishwasher Won't Dry Dishes

The 4 most common part(s) or condition(s) which cause the symptom Dishwasher won't dry dishes are listed below starting with the most likely. Check or test each item and watch any available videos.


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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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To see parts for your dishwasher, you need to enter your model number on the right. The system will then display parts that are associated with your dishwasher.

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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To see parts for your dishwasher, you need to enter your model number on the right. The system will then display parts that are associated with your dishwasher.

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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To see parts for your dishwasher, you need to enter your model number on the right. The system will then display parts that are associated with your dishwasher.

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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