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Using a Heated Dry Cycle

Using a heated dry cycle in your KitchenAid dishwasher

Using a heated dry cycle is the best way to insure that your dishes will be the most dry at the end of the cycle. There may still be some moisture, especially on the upper rack or on plastic items, but a heated dry cycle gives the best drying results.

To set the heated dry cycle, most models have a separate button for heated dry. Heated dry is automatically selected for certain cycles on most dishwashers. If you do not want a heated dry cycle you must de-select the button.  

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See your Owner's Manual to set the cycle and other options that are available on your dishwasher. 

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  • When using a "quick" wash or "1 Hour" wash cycle, you will need to select the Heated Dry option if desired.  If the Heated dry is not selected, your "quick" cycle will not provide a dry program and your dishes will remain damp
  • If you choose not to select the Heated dry option with the "quick" cycle, you may want to open your dishwasher door slightly after the cycle ends, otherwise moisture may re-condense back onto your dishes and walls of dishwasher
  • Some models have a choice of "High" or "Low" heated dry. Tap the Heated Dry button to toggle between High, Low, or Off
  • Selecting the Heated Dry option will increase the overall completion time of the cycle
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