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Product Help | Maytag Canada

Getting the Best Drying Performance

How to Get the Best Drying Performance From Your Maytag Dishwasher

Was rinse aid used?

Your dishwasher is designed to use rinse aid for good drying performance. Without rinse aid, your dishes and dishwasher interior will have excessive moisture. The Heat Dry and ProDry™ options will not perform as well without rinse aid. Rinse aid improves drying and reduces water spots and filming. Water "sheets" off dishes rather than forming water droplets that cling and leave spots. 

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CLICK HERE for more information on using rinse aid 

Is the dishwasher new?

It could take up to 2 weeks of regular usage for the new dishwasher to reach optimal drying performance.  

Were the controls set correctly? Was a heated or quick dry cycle selected?

Use the Heat Dry or ProDry™ options for best drying performance. When selecting a "quick" wash or "1 Hour" wash cycle you need to make sure the Heat Dry or ProDry™ option is selected to provide a dry program. If your dishwasher has a "high temp" option, select the option for optimal drying performance.

Heat Dry will be on by default when selecting a soil cycle. To use the ProDry™ option, touch the ProDry™ button until the light turns on

CLICK HERE for more information on drying options.

Is the water temperature too low?

For best results, the water should be 120oF as it enters the dishwasher. Proper water temperature helps the dishes dry effectively.

CLICK HERE for more information on drying options.

Were items loaded correctly?

Load items at an angle. This is very important, especially for plastic items. For improved results, place items on the more slanted side of the rack.

CLICK HERE for more information on the proper way to load the dishwasher.

Is the heating element working properly?

Run a cycle with the Sani Rinse option selected. If the Sani LED is on steady (not blinking), there is no problem with the dishwasher's heating element. If the Sani LED is blinking (not on steady), there may be a problem with the dishwasher's heating element.


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