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How to get the best drying performance out of your dishwasher

Was the Heated Dry option selected? 

Use the Heated Dry option for better drying results.

Was rinse aid used?

Your dishwasher is designed to use rinse aid for good drying performance. Without rinse aid, your dishes and dishwasher interior will have excessive moisture. The heat dry option will not perform as well without rinse aid. Rinse aid improves drying and reduces water spots and filming. Water "sheets" off dishes rather than forming water droplets that cling and leave spots. 

Is the rinse aid dispenser empty?

We recommend using the rinse agent dispenser. A rinse aid is essential for good drying. Be sure to fill the dispenser before you use your new dishwasher. A full dispenser will last about a month.

Make sure the rinse aid dispenser is full. 

Were items loaded incorrectly?

Load items at an angle. This is very important, especially for plastic items. Also, some water may be left in the bottom of concave cups and mugs. 

Is the water temperature too low?

For best results, the water should be 120°F as it enters the dishwasher. Loads may not wash as well if the water temperature is too low. Water that is too hot can make some soils harder to remove and cause certain detergent ingredients to not function. If your water heater is located far from the dishwasher, it may be necessary to run the hot water at the faucet closest to the dishwasher to minimize the amount of cold water in the water line. 

Are plastic dishes wet?

Plastics are difficult to dry because they have a porous surface and tend to collect droplets. Plastic items take longer to dry and may not dry completely in a normal dry cycle.

Are you using a "Quick" wash cycle to achieve faster results?

When selecting a "quick" wash or "1Hour" wash cycle you need to make sure the Heated Dry option is selected to provide a dry program.  If the Heated dry is not selected your "quick" cycle will not provide a dry program and your dishes will remain damp. (Selecting the Heated Dry option will increase the overall completion time of the cycle.)  If you choose not to select the Heated dry option with the "quick" cycle, you may want to open your dishwasher door slightly after the cycle ends, otherwise this may allow for moisture to re-condense back onto your dishes and walls of dishwasher.