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Our Whirlpool KUDP01ILBS2 dishwasher isn't working like it used to. Dishes seem to be getting partially clean, they aren't getting dry at all and it seems they may be being rinsed/washed with dirty water. There is plenty of water in the machine when I interupt the cleaning cycle. I always run the hot water in the sink before I start the dishwasher so the first water into the dishwasher is as hot as possible. Also the sani-rinse light is flashing when the cycle "completes".


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Heat that is retained in the dishes is largely responsible for drying\015\012in this dishwasher. Since plastics do not retain heat very well, they\015\012will not dry as well as glasses, ceramics or metal dishes. Rinse aid\015\012must be used so that the final rinse water will sheen off of the dishes\015\012to accommodate this drying process. The heater element at the bottom of\015\012the tub is used to add heat during the drying cycle to aid in this\015\012process as well. This model of dishwasher does not have any forced air\015\012circulation system. Here are some tips that may help you resolve your\015\012drying problem:\015\012
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  • Make sure that you are using rinse\015\012aid. Failure to properly use rinse aid can prevent proper drying.\015\012Adjust the amount that is dispensed if necessary. Also, check to make\015\012sure that rinse aid level decreases over time indicating that it is\015\012being dispensed properly.
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  • The NORMAL WASH and POT & PANS\015\012cycles heat the final rinse water up to 140 degrees F. Use these cycles\015\012to help the drying process.
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  • Do not choose the air dry option.\015\012This option cuts off the heater element during the drying process.\015\012NOTE: The heater element is not turned on during the first 6 minutes of\015\012the drying portion of the cycle.
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  • Do not overload the dishwasher. Load the dishes to allow for proper water drainage.
\015\012This dishwasher has a heater fault detection circuit. If the heater is\015\012not working, the control will detect the lack of increase in water\015\012temperature. The dishwasher will stop and the CLEAN light will blink\015\012seven times repeatedly. The dishwasher would not be able to be used\015\012until the problem is corrected and the control is reset.
Look at the drain hose to make sure there is no blockage. sometimes they also will buld up soap scum inside the machines. try dumping a full cup of vinegar into the empty tub and run it thru a wash cycle. sounds simple but it works well
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