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LG LDF6810ST Stainless Built In Dishwasher

Always has wash cycle of 2 hours - new unit in rental home - no manual available - How can I adjust wash cycle? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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  • djohns1844 Nov 07, 2008

    Dishwasher runs up to 3hrs. Unit is approx 3 yrs old and purchased new from Home Depot.

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It is very common that high eficiency, low water using dishwashers take longer to finish all cycles. The best way to "hurry" the washing is to make sure that the water heater is providing hot water of at least 120 degrees. But no hotter then 140 degrees.
If the dishwasher runs even longer, check to see is the dishwasher is actually connected to the cold water line. This dishwasher can be run from cold water but the water heating phase in the cycles will add much time ti the entire cycle.

This unit has a sensor that detects the detects the water clarity towards the end of the wash cycle. Rinsing the dishes may speed the load a little, but encourage not to go crazy on the rinsing because the dishwasher actually counts on the food particles to help clean the dishes.
Also, note that the final (third) blinking light means drying. You can simply open the door anytime after the final draining and power off the dishwasher, allowing the hot dishes to air dry.
Hope this helps. Please resply with your findings. Thanks!

Posted on Mar 30, 2009

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