Dishwashers are great at cleaning, but you also want your dishes to come out dry. If you have a dishwasher not drying dishes, there are a few things you can check to improve the dry quality. Check out what to look for to make sure you are maximizing your dishwasher’s drying potential.

Is Your Dishwasher Not Drying Dishes? Try This.

Do you have a dishwasher not drying dishes? There’s probably a simple explanation.

Load Your Dishes Strategically

When you have a dishwasher not drying dishes, it could be traced back to how you’re loading it. There is actually a proper way to load a dishwasher. To begin with, following manufacturer’s guidelines will help ensure dishes experience their best clean and will also improve drying performance.

Learn how to properly load your dishwasher before running the wash cycle.

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Use the Correct Settings

So your dishwasher stays wet inside? You can change that by adjusting certain settings. For everyday dish loads of varying food soil, choose the Auto-Cycle to maximize drying. The Sanitize Cycle helps eliminate bacteria and also enhances drying.

For the dishwasher’s perfect dry result, select the Extra Dry cycle for the maximum drying effect.

Use a Rinse Aid

If your dishwasher doesn’t dry well, try using a rinse aid, such as Finish Jet Dry, which allows water to slide off easily reducing dry time.

Add rinse aid directly into the dispenser and close the lid. Watch this video tutorial for detailed instructions on how to add rinse aid to a dishwasher.

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Defective Heating Element

Have you tried the suggestions above and still have a dishwasher not drying dishes? If so, it’s possible your dishwasher heating element is broken or defective. If you suspect this, we recommend scheduling professional service to diagnose the problem.

At DeserTech Appliance Service, our technicians are the professionals to perform dishwasher repair so call and make an appointment today!