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Loyce1

09:17AM | 01/04/08
Member Since: 01/03/08
2 lifetime posts
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My dishwasher water is not heating and the drying cycle isn't working either. It runs through the cycles properly but no hot water unless I run the water in the kitchen sink first. Any suggestions?

DanO

07:22PM | 01/04/08
Member Since: 11/11/02
2274 lifetime posts
** Whirlpool dishwasher **

I'm afraid that is not enough information to identify the appliance in question. What is needed is its exact model number.

You can find tips for locating the model and serial number identification tag on your appliances at the following link:

- Model Number Tag Search

LINK > www.appliance411.com/parts/tagsearch.cgi

** no hot water unless I run the water in the kitchen sink first. **

Most North American dishwashers are NOT design to "heat" the wash water, only boost its temperature on certain settings. *Starting* water temperature *to the dishwasher* is suppose to be between 120-140°F.

** unless I run the water in the kitchen sink first. **

That is what you should be doing if the starting dishwasher fill water temperature is not up to 120-140°F.

BTW. If you use a heated wash setting and the dishwasher's starting water temperature is less than 120°F, you can expect *very* long thermal delays in the cycle as the dishwasher tries to raise the water temperature.

It can take as long as 1 minute per degree of heating needed. If a wash cycle called for 160 degree water and the wash water was only 120 degrees, it could *add* 40 minutes to the length of a wash cycle (over and above its normal wash/drain/rinse times). The colder the initial water the longer any heating delays will be!

Run your tap first!

JMO

Dan O.

www.Appliance411.com/parts/?ref411=Whirlpool+Dishwasher

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Loyce1

07:46PM | 01/04/08
Member Since: 01/03/08
2 lifetime posts
Just started doing this. I have had it for 4 years and have never had to run the hot water in the sink first. It has a setting for delay start which we use and it runs during the night. Now the dishes are still wet in the morning and they aren't very clean unless I rinsed them very well. When I run it while awake, the water is never very hot.

DanO

10:59AM | 01/06/08
Member Since: 11/11/02
2274 lifetime posts
** I have had it for 4 years and have never had to run the hot water in the sink first. **

Than maybe you have a problem with your hot water heater which needs looking into?

JMO

Dan O.

www.Appliance411.com/parts/?ref411=Whirlpool+Dishwasher

The Appliance Information Site

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