Mayag Dishwasher

I have a Maytag dishwasher that is about 10 years old. After it has completed its cycle, I notice that cups and glasses that are upside down have water on the base. Also, there does not seem to be hot air coming out of the vent at the top when it goes through the dry cycle. Any suggestions as to the cause/fix? Thanks.
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Did it used to have hot air? Possibly the heating element died. Check www.applianceaid.com and www.repairclinic.com for some troubleshooting help.
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Edwin Pawlowski wrote:

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Ya, don't use the dry cycle. Open the door right after if finishes.
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"Ultraglide" wrote ...

I'll add to what Edwin said (Hi Edwin!). With a 10 year old machine, youve probably reached diminishing returns on having it repaired. The average lifecycle of a dishwasher is about 12 years. If you are handy and can fix it yourself, agree with Ed that it sounds like the heating element except I think you'd also not be getting truely hot water then as well.
If you have to bring someone in to fix it, labor and a 'house call' will run you at least 50$ (before parts). New machines (simple ones at Maytag) are 299$
Mine blew some sort of gasket 3 weeks ago, was 10 years old. I talked to the local Maytag repair place (really good people there. Very trustworthy and honest). They explained that they couldnt tell if it was going to be a 10 min fix and just a new gasket (50$ roughly) or the harder design with some other type of gasket (200$) until they came out (again, roughly 50$ 'housecall').
Since the unit was older, starting to show failure a bit in other ways, and not as energy or water efficient as the newer models, we got a new one. Installation of a new machine bought there gives a price break so was 40$ and haul away of old machine was free.
The estimated difference in water and electric for *our* usage levels is about 75$ a year. 4-5 years from now, it will have paid for itself and will still be running whereas the old one would have bit the bullet even if we had had it fixed.
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Agree with Edwin and Cshenk. Also, I never use the heated dry. I just open the door for a couple hours when it's finished and the water dries out from most of the upside down cups, etc. Only a couple of real deep ones have any left I make sure to put those on the angled side of the bin to minimize the water.
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