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For the best cleaning performance, we recommend your water heat is set for a minimum of 120 degrees. If uncertain if your water is the appropriate heat, check the water heater's temperature reading.
To help ahieve the desired temperature, try letting water run in your sink until it’s hot. This "primes the pump" – it gets hotter water to your dishwasher faster. (Your dishwasher uses about 3-4 gallons per cycle, limiting the opportunity the water has to warm up if it doesn’t start off hot enough.)
Low water pressure may also contribute to your cleaning results. If water is being used elsewhere in your home at the same time (ex. showers, laundry), you may need to wait until water use is reduced before starting your dishwasher.
Some dishwasher models offer a Sanitize Rinse option, which delivers higher heat for maximum drying and ensures a 99.999% reduction of bacteria (as certified by the NSF). We also recommend using rinse aid (such as Cascade Rinse Aids), which helps to eliminate spots and residue.
For additional tips to ensure the best cleaning, see the "best way to load" your dishwasher in our FAQ's or refer to your Owner’s Manual.
If you are unable to resolve an issue or need more information, please contact us.