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. In either case, it can be troubleshooted easily, so nothing to worry about.

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 turned off for about one hour. The reason for that is sometimes moisture gets accumulated inside sensitive electronics of 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 element during its wash cycle, it 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 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 cycle, is not running at desired RPMs, or not running at all, then it should be replaced.

Before checking the fan continuity, I recommend to first try 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.