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Runs forever! even on Normal !!

Frigidaire model FDB510LC53,less than 2 yrs old.
It seems on any wash cycle, it will take 4-8hrs to complete the cycle.

We timed it today on "Normal" cycle...start time 9;45AM...Finished at 2:15pm ( 4 1/2 hrs.) is this normal///the "Heavy Duty" cycle will go nearly 8hrs.
Any hints ( othrt than total replacement??

JRW I have the same problem as jmjh2001's post. We have had this model for 5 years, and it just happened. I started it at 9 p.m. and my wife woke me up at 4 a.m. telling me the dishwasher was still running. We also got the Heating delay light. I am planning on replacing the Timer, as I believe the timer is causing the machine to run all this time.

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  • perdue44 Feb 27, 2009

    Chuchserv, thanks for the info,,,,,, so as to understand, with the heating element not heating properly - that will halt the timer?



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Check to make sure you heating element has not failed. Dishwashers of today heat the water periodically through out the cycle and if the element has failed. The heating delay light is the indicator that tells you that it is trying to heat the water.

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