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My GE dishwasher keeps increasing the wash time. How do I fix this.

Every cycle just keeps adding wash time. It is getting to long.

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CleanSensor mode, indicated by a "Sensing" LED on the control panel, extends the cleaningMy GE dishwasher keeps increasing the wash time. H - icon1.png cycle based on the level of soiling and the temperature of the incoming water. The time of the cycle shown on the LCD display increases or decreases to illustrate the change in cycle duration.
The time shown on on the LCD display may increase if the dishwasher has to heat the incoming water to a suitable temperature. Your home's water boiler might be set too low if the water coming from the hot tap is lukewarm or cool.
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I've read your post and I guess the thing which comes to mind immediately is have you removed the front panel to insect the tranny or for signs of oil ?
You may not like to hear it, but on these GE if it will agitate and as long as it drains as you said it does, the problem is the transmission ( not the lid switch) and there will be oil all over the inside of the cabinet.

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