We have had a Bosch dishwasher for several years now, and I swear it used to dry dishes quite well. I mean, you'd get a bit of residual water in the dimple bottom of an overturned glass, but nothing major.
In the past few months, it has degraded to leaving large amounts of condensation on the sides of the dishwasher and almost all the dishes are wet.
From some research, I find that there is no "dryer" per se in the unit. The final water temps for this dishwasher are supposed to be around 160F, and the heat absorbed by the dishes is supposed to make them dry once the water is pumped out. We haven't changed our water heater settings in years, and I don't believe the dishwasher has an auxiliary heater, so I can't understand why the gradual loss of drying ability.
I know these are supposed to be energy conserving "Euro" style appliances, but warm + moist doesn't equal sanitary in my books.
Anybody been down this path and know how I can get this unit back to working correctly? While I am disappointed with the drying issue, I am not willing to accept the "land fill" solution quite yet.
Thanks in advance