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Long cycle times

My Bosch dishwasher seems to take too long to perform a wash cycle. Sometimes it can take 4 hours to perform a 1 hour cycle. Most of the additional time is when the LED display is showing '1'

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  • Anonymous Nov 03, 2008

    Takes forever to cycle. How can a novice fix it? Is it under warranty?

  • collettlc Nov 17, 2008

    I am experiencing the same problem with my Bosch SHU6806UC Built-in dishwasher. It takes 4 hours or more to complete a cycle. Last week had a repairman tell me to start looking for a new dishwasher. He thought it was the heater, said it would be too hard to get into, to replace. It was installed in 1999, but it was one of the best and most expensive at the time. Does this guy know what he is talking about?


  • Anonymous Nov 27, 2008

    The first time this happened the repair guy replaced the timer board, $160 labor was less that an hour.  Part was under warrenty at the time.  It's been 4 years and it doing it again

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    My previous Bosch cycle time was less than 1 hour.

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    dishwasher cycles down but does not heat or finish full cycle, shows a 1 in display

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    1)why does rapid cyle takes alot of time like 2 hrs plus.
    2) does water stays in salt container
    3) why does my indicator light dont show flashing prewash cycle ? it goes directly to wash but its taking the same 70mins + in daily cycle

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    wash cycle seems finished but red lights are still on



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Many dishwashers heat the wash and/or rinse water to a higher temperature, as the cycle calls for it. In these cycles, the dishwasher pauses after it has filled with water, waiting for the water to reach the pre-set temperature. What happens next, depends, as follows: On some units, the pause is timed and the unit continues after the allotted time. On others, the cycle can't continue until the water reaches the higher temperature. If you have this type of dishwasher and the water isn't being heated (say, because of a problem with the heating element or thermostat), after the unit stops at the heating cycle, it never continues. When you repair the heating-system problem, the "cycle problem" is fixed too. About the led: If your dishwasher has a digital readout and you see an error code, it may indicate a problem with the unit. If this happens, look up the error code in your owner's manual to find out what the problem is.

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