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Old 03-23-2010, 09:00 PM   #1
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Does the dishwasher heats the water with the element on the bottom?
Or it is for just drying the cleaned dishes?
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The element you see just dries the dishes

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Excuse me, but my Maytag unit will heat the water. I've tested this. IF I allow only cold water into the unit, which I have plumbed to do so for the test, the unit will not start. A light comes on stating "Heated Wash". The unit just sits there for maybe 5-7 minutes, the "Heated Wash" light goes off, and the cycle starts. When I did the test I opened the door as soon as the cycle started and the water was hot. I really had to think on this one--an electric heating coil, submersed in water, in my dishwasher? But then I realized this is how an electric water heater works. After connecting the hot water line to the unit it will do the same thing because it takes a few minutes for really hot water to arrive at the unit. IF I run the hot water faucet until hot water comes out, there is no pre-heating. David
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Excuse me, but my Maytag unit will heat the water. I've tested this. IF I allow only cold water into the unit, which I have plumbed to do so for the test, the unit will not start. A light comes on stating "Heated Wash". The unit just sits there for maybe 5-7 minutes, the "Heated Wash" light goes off, and the cycle starts. When I did the test I opened the door as soon as the cycle started and the water was hot. I really had to think on this one--an electric heating coil, submersed in water, in my dishwasher? But then I realized this is how an electric water heater works. After connecting the hot water line to the unit it will do the same thing because it takes a few minutes for really hot water to arrive at the unit. IF I run the hot water faucet until hot water comes out, there is no pre-heating. David
That is good stuff David, I will check my dishwasher.
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Does the dishwasher heats the water with the element on the bottom?
Or it is for just drying the cleaned dishes?
Thanks for your time and the info.
If your dishwasher has a button that says high temp wash or high temp rinse, then your element heats the water as well as dries your dishes.
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