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My Kenmore ultraGuard has never heated the water and throws food

It has never heated water, Repairmen kept saying it is fine. It also throws bits of food that remains on the dishes. We run the water in the sink to get it as hot as we can, (very hot), and keep it running during the whole wash. The duration of the "normal wash" lasts as long as 4 hours, and has never been shorter than 2 hours. I've learned to hate this dishwasher!

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Sounds like a bad timer. Its not right. I disagree with your repairman's assessment. A typical wash cycle for a dishwasher is 20 -30 min.

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