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    • Part Number: AP4499594
    • MFG Part Number: 154783201
    • Made by: Frigidaire
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I recently bought a house that had been flipped and has was appears to be a new dishwasher in it. All of the literature was laying inside along with a sample of dish washing detergent. The house was on the market for a good while so the unit may be more than a few months old but nonetheless, seems to be brand new. The main trouble is that it won't dry dishes but it also seems to wash for a excessively long time it seems to me(between an hour and hour and 1/2). I've checked the continuity of the thermostat and the heating element and both seem fine. I've read the vent could be the problem but skeptical. The only other thing I could guess is the control board but with the unit seemingly new, I'm skeptical about that. Thoughts please?

Michael for Model Number FDB520RHB2A

ANSWER Hello Michael. You must use rinse aid for the unit to dry. Also, you need to select the heated dry cycle. The HEAT DRY option in combination with rinse aid will enhance drying performance. The energy required to use the HEAT DRY option costs pennies per cycle. You may choose not to select the HEAT DRY option; however you will have items in your dish load that will not be completely dry at the end of the cycle. You may see water vapor coming from the vent during the drying portion of cycle. The vent is closed during washing to hold moisture and sound inside. The vent opens during the last few minutes of the final rinse and remains open for drying. The drying option may be changed at any time during the cycle and affects only the drying period. Opening the door longer than one minute during the dry cycle cancels the selected dry program. 

Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com   |   Monday, December 17, 2012

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