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My dishwasher now takes about 3.5 hours to complete its wshing

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My dishwasher now takes about 3.5 hours to complete its wshing job. Why?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Appliance Man replied 6 years ago.
Hello. Thank you for choosing Just Answer. I will be helping you with your question today. How old is this dishwasher?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
12 years old
Expert:  Appliance Man replied 6 years ago.
There is a thermostat located in the door. If the water doesn't get hot enough it wont satisfy the thermostat and advance. When you open the door does the water seem hot?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
The water appears to be hot.
Expert:  Appliance Man replied 6 years ago.
Hotter then tap water?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
I haven't used the dishwasher for a few days because on my problem. I believe the water is hot like tap water.
Expert:  Appliance Man replied 6 years ago.
It needs to heat up to 160 degrees. Tap is only 120
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
If the water does not heat up to 160 degrees, how do I correct that?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Can you answer my question?