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Dishwasher not adequately cleaning dirty dishes. Only a

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Dishwasher not adequately cleaning dirty dishes. Only a recent problem. I rinse dishes before insertion.
JA: What's the brand and model of your dishwasher? How old is it?
Customer: Not sure. Nothing on the machine. About 5 years old. Robin
JA: How long has this been going on with your dishwasher? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Short time only- a week or so. I have cleaned filter as a trial. R
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: Daughter has suggested salt? R

Hi Robin,

Welcome to Justanswer … my name is ***** ***** I will help you today!

I’m sorry to hear you're having trouble with your appliance; hopefully, we can get this resolved quickly.

Please provide its make and complete model number


Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Kevin. I do not have this detail. It is approx 7 years old and the machine does not carry any identification for me to help. Give it a shot! R

OK, so it starts fills fine, drains fine, water is sprayed fine however, when you open it dishes are not clean?

It does complete its cycle ?

When you open it is it hot inside ?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Kevin: Starts and fills, drains, water is sprayed and cycle completes. When I open, temperature is not as high as expected despite using number 1 setting (60c I think) rather than 'eco'setting. still some condensation on dishes / glasses and a few need a repeat wash. R

OK, it seems heating element is faulty and will need replacement.

Depending on the make and model of your dishwasher, you can unplug it and pull it out.

Then replace the heating element from underneath the appliance.

The cost of repair will around £100-£170 (based on the make and model).

If you have any further questions, don't hesitate to ask!


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Thank You!

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Kevin: This is very helpful. Thank you. R

You are very welcome Robin.

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