Frigidaire Dishwasher Not Drying Dishes

If your Frigidaire dishwasher is not drying up the dishes properly, then either its heating element is malfunctioning or there is some communication system error. It could also be due to the failure of its draining system.

In any case, it can be troubleshot easily, so nothing to worry about.

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Troubleshooting Frigidaire Dishwasher Not Drying the Dishes Problem

In order to effectively troubleshoot the Frigidaire dishwasher to fix its not drying dishes problem, it is recommended that you just first let it turn off for about one hour, and then switch it on again.

The reason for that is that sometimes moisture gets accumulated inside sensitive electronics of the dishwasher, which causes malfunctioning, but as soon as it dries out, the problem is fixed.

However, if the aforementioned workaround does not solve the issue, and your Frigidaire dishwasher is still not able to properly dry the dishes, then it is time to follow the other methods explained below.

Method # 01: Check the Heating Element

Since almost all Frigidaire dishwashers use heating elements during their wash cycle, they won’t be able to dry dishes if the heating element is malfunctioning.

To check the heating element, follow these steps:

  1. Unplug your dishwasher from a socket.
  2. Depending upon the Frigidaire model, the heating element may either be covered or not covered, and it can be found at bottom of the tub.
  3. Disconnect the heating element very carefully.
  4. Check the heating element for continuity.
  5. If it does have continuity, then it is OK, otherwise, it needs to be replaced.

The Frigidaire dishwasher heating element cost anything between $40 to $60.

Method # 02: Check the Fan Motor

If the fan motor, that is used to dry the dishes at end of the cycle, is not running at desired RPMs, or not running at all, then it should be replaced.

Before checking the fan continuity, I recommend first trying turning its blade by hand, which will give you an idea about its movements. If it moves freely, then proceed with checking its continuity.

You can use the above methods to troubleshoot Frigidaire professional and gallery dishwashers as well when they are not drying the dishes.