It’s so frustrating when you open the dishwasher only to discover that your dishes are still dripping wet and you have to towel-dry them all by hand.
What’s causing this to happen?
If it’s a persistent problem, then you likely have an issue with one of the following: the heating element, the high-limit thermostat, or the rinse aid dispenser.
1. Broken Heating Element
This is the most common culprit when your dishwasher is not drying dishes.
As its namesake suggests, the heating element is responsible for heating up your dishwasher. If it’s not heating up sufficiently, then the water on your dishes will not evaporate.
2. Malfunctioning High-Limit Thermostat
A problem with your high-limit thermostat is similar to a broken heating element in that it won’t allow your dishwasher to reach a high enough temperature.
If your heating element appears to be in fine shape, then your high-limit thermostat is likely the cause of your issue. You can test your thermostat by using a multimeter. Use your owner’s manual to locate the thermostat inside the unit.
3. Faulty Rinse Aid Dispenser
Finally, if your heating element and thermostat are functioning properly, then the problem may be related to inadequate rinse aid distribution.
Rinse aid helps your dishes dry faster, so if the dispenser is clogged or needs to be refilled, then it may be hindering your dishwasher’s ability to remove excess water.
Still need help? Don’t hesitate to book a service call with Morris County Appliance Repair. One of our technicians will be over right away to troubleshoot, diagnose, and repair your dishwasher with ease. Call now!