08696824 is referenced by 2 patents and cites 53 patents.

A dishwasher, a door assembly for the dishwasher and a method of drying the dishware in the dishwasher are provided. The dishwasher may include a sensor configured to measure the turbidity of the water in the dishwasher which is used to determine a wash load size. A control unit of the dishwasher may determine and control cycle times, temperatures, heating elements and a blower of the dishwasher based on the wash load size. The dishwasher may include a humidity level determination that may also be used by the control unit to control the operations of the dishwasher. The door assembly may include a duct configured to receive moisture-laden air creating during the drying cycle and encourage the condensation of the water from the air such that the water may be redirected back to the tub portion of the dishwasher and the dry air may be directed out of the dishwasher.

Title
Dishwasher, a door assembly for the dishwasher, and an associated method for drying dishware
Application Number
12/365625
Publication Number
8696824 (B2)
Application Date
February 4, 2009
Publication Date
April 15, 2014
Inventor
Van P Beck
La Grange
NC, US
Dennis A Poyner
Kinston
NC, US
Jeffrey E Nelson
Kinston
NC, US
Ashwin Jadhav
New Bern
NC, US
Agent
Alston & Bird
Assignee
Electrolux Home Products
NC, US
IPC
B08B 9/28
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