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Dishwasher runs for a long time

I usually run my dishwasher on the pots and pan cycle with hi temp wash with sani rinse. It takes like 3 to 4 hours to completely finish the cycle. It seems to me that it takes a long time for this dishwasher to run. Any suggestions.

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  • jnaymcs Dec 23, 2008

    I have the same problem. The washer reaches the second washing cycle and stalls. The water is HOT. It says that it's washing but there is no water in the machine. It sounds like the pump is running but when I open the door there is no water in the tub. I can hear water in the lower portion of the machine and whirling motor coming to a stop when it is opened. There is also a lot of steam.

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If your dishwasher's cycle times are too long, check these:

Water pre-heating
Cycle not completing
Water pre-heating Yourdishwasher may pre-heat the water. If so, and if the water entering thedishwasher is cool, the heater may take up to half an hour to heat thewater.

To avoid the wait, increase the incoming watertemperature before turning on the dishwasher. Do that by running thekitchen sink faucet until the water runs hot. Or increase thetemperature of the hot water to the entire house at the hot waterheater.

Warning! To lessen the risk of scalding, don't set the hot water heater temperature higher than 120 degrees Fahrenheit.

Cycle not completing

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