my hot water tank is set to 140 degrees will it hurt my dishwasher?
- STEVEN FLv 72 months ago
The dishwasher SHOULD be able to handle water up to boiling.
- elhighLv 72 months ago
Won't hurt it. It's probably more heat than you need though. Consider adding insulation to your hot water lines - and then maybe even more insulation - and turn your water heater down to 130.
I don't recommend lower than 130, however. Much lower than that and you can run the risk of bacterial growth in the tank. The odds of that are low indeed, but there's no point in looking for trouble.
- Spock (rhp)Lv 72 months ago
the dishwasher? no problem. your hands? possible problem. anything over 125 at delivery point is likely too hot for hands and showers
- EdwenaLv 72 months ago
Set your water temperature to 120 -125. That is plenty hot and saves you money and makes everything last longer.
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- oil field trashLv 72 months ago
No that is the upper limit for most hot water heaters and many dishwashers have a heater that raises the temperature even higher to be sure and sanitize the dishes.
Most dinner ware, glasses, etc can take the high temperatures ok. You do have to be careful with some plastic containers. They usually tell you if they are dishwasher safe.
- SandyLv 72 months ago
According to GE - longtime maker of appliances --
"For optimal cleaning performance and to prevent damage to dishes, water entering the dishwasher must be at least 120 degrees F and not more than 150 degrees F. Always make sure the dishwasher is connected to the hot water line, not the cold. "
- 2 months ago
It shouldn't hurt your dish washer, but it might crack plates and cups