Condensation in dishwasher


Old 04-13-10, 06:20 PM
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Condensation in dishwasher

We have a Samsung model DMR78AHS dishwasher that was rated very high. This one is a newer one with stainless steel inside and no heating element. The problem is twofold:
1. The dishes aren't as dry as I'd expect them to be.
2. If I don't take them out right away I typically find condensation throughout the inside of the dishwasher as well as on many of the dishes.
What can I do about this?
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Old 04-14-10, 06:27 AM
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Rinse Aid ie: Jet Dry.

Condensation is normal. Typical for newer dishwashers, especially ones with concealed heating elements.
Old 04-14-10, 10:02 AM
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It's normal for there to be some condensation on the walls of the tub, but it shouldn't accumulate back on the dishers over night. The Samsung doesn't have a very high normal final rinse temp (only 140 degrees) which is what provides the heat for drying. Have you tried using the "Sanitize with extra dry" option? That will raise the final rinse temp to around 160 which should work better. If that doesn't help, it's possible the "active vent" is not working correctly, but lack of drying power has been an ongoing complaint with the non-domestic units that don't have a drying element.

Doug M.

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