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Dishwasher keeps running

My Dishwasher runs for about 4 hours. It keeps washing, then goes to the rinse and dry cycle.

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  • boops Nov 11, 2007

    I have the same problem. My Bosh has been running for at least hours.

  • skimomcathy Jul 22, 2008

    My Bosch SHU3136UC dishwasher is doing the same thing. We haven't changed the settings on the water heater. Where is the control board if I need to check it out?

  • davgotden Nov 24, 2008

    I have the same long running problem. My hot water is getting to the
    dishwasher (130 degrees), but the water temp inside is still kind of
    cool (90 degrees). Then it just gets colder the longer it runs. I
    assume that it is either the board, as someone pointed out, or the
    heater itself. How can I check to be sure which one it is? Where are
    these two parts located within the appliance?

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    wash cycle keeps repeating dishwasher runs for over two hours

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    keeps running in wash cycle will not dry

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    Cycle lights are dim on normal and overnight sani rinse and 4 hour.

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I have seen this several times, and all of the times it has a bad control board. usually if you take the control board out, you can see a visibly burnt spot on the back of it wher a connection has melted. Another possible slowrun time problem could be that the water coming into the dishwasher when it fills is not hot. If it isnt hot, it takes the dishwasher longer to heat the water to temp, and therfore it runs longer. Is the water coming out of your tap reasonably hot? if not you may need to turn up your water heater settings. But if nobody has messed with the water heater, or the tap where the dishwasher is attached and the problem just started then thats probably not it. Good Luck!

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My dishwasher counts down to 1 minute and is stuck there. If I open the door it starts back at 30 minutes and does it over again.

Posted on Feb 13, 2008

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My Bosch dishwasher had a faulty (undoubtedly from the Siemens factory) solder joint on the load connections of the heater relay in the timer. I cleaned and properly soldered the connections and its worked fine since. (this requires disassembly of the timer assembly). Also noted that additional cycles of more expensive models appear to just be a matter of changing programming jumper on timer.

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Found this page while looking for help with my dishwasher....and sure enough, it was the solder as well! Thanks so much for your help!!!

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