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Why Is My GE Dishwasher Not Drying Dishes?

Nothing’s worse than taking dishes out of the dishwasher and still having to dry them by hand after! If you find your GE dishwasher not drying dishes, there are some things you can try before you resort to hand drying. If you want to learn what you can do to get your GE dishwasher drying dishes again, read on for some troubleshooting tips to get your dishwasher back in action. We’ll also give you some pointers on how to keep it drying consistently in the future.

GE Dishwasher Not Drying Dishes

Ready to fix the GE dishwasher not drying dishes problem? Follow through these tips to see if we can help!

Make sure the dishwasher isn’t overloaded

Your dishwasher can only do so much! If it’s overloaded with dishes, that could be the reason for your GE dishwasher not drying dishes. Make sure you’re not filling it past the recommended capacity. If it’s too full it can prevent airflow and stop the dishwasher from drying your dishes fully

Check the water temperature

If the water coming into your dishwasher isn’t hot enough, the water will be less likely to evaporate and it can prevent the dishes from getting clean and dry. Check to make sure you are using a hot water cycle and that your water heater is set to at least 120 degrees Fahrenheit. This is the minimum temperature required for optimal dishwashing performance.

Use a rinse aid

GE dishwasher leaving dishes wet

If you are not using rinse aid, that could be why your GE dishwasher leaves dishes wet. Rinse aids help to reduce water surface tension which allows the water to more easily evaporate and dry the dishes. If you’re not using rinse aid, we recommend trying one to see if it makes a difference.

Are you already using rinse-aid? Make sure the rinse aid dispenser isn’t clogged up or blocked as that can happen with gunk build-up over time.

Make sure to unload the bottom rack first

If you’re unloading the top rack of dishes first, drips of water can be shaken off into the bottom rack. This can cause the bottom rack of dishes to come out wet even if they were dry before. Make sure to unload the bottom rack first and see if this solves your GE dishwasher leaving dishes wet problem.

Use the heated dry setting

If your dishwasher has a heated dry setting, use it! This will help to speed up the drying process and ensure your dishes are getting fully dry. You can also try the power dry setting on some dishwashers which can add some extra dry time to help get your dishes dryer.

Inspect the heating element

The heating element is what helps to dry the dishes in your dishwasher. If it’s not working properly, that could be responsible for your GE dishwasher not drying dishes. You can check the heating element by removing the lower panel of your dishwasher and looking for any signs of damage. If you see any issues, replace the element. If not, make sure it’s getting power by testing it with a multimeter. You will likely need the help of a technician if you’re faced with this or any other part failure.

These are some tips to get your GE dishwasher drying dishes again. If you’re still having trouble, you can always get in touch with the dishwasher repair team at Appliance King, we’d be happy to offer assistance. And while you’re here check out more tips on our blog, like noisy dishwasher tips and tips for a dishwasher that won’t start.


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