Should I open the dishwasher after it finished running to have the dishes dry quicker? Verified This depends on the type of dishwasher and the location of the dishwasher. Some dishwashers are equipped with a feature that dries the dishes after the washing program. In that case opening the dishwasher will have no added value. With built-in dishwashers it is possible that frequently opening the dishwasher while running may cause water damage to surrounging cabinets because of the steam that is released.This was helpful ( 37).