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Dishwash cycle takes too long.

The dishwash regular cycle is 280 minutes. It used to only take 86 minutes. I tried running the hot water before turning on the dishwasher, but it did not reduce the time.

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Re: Dishwash cycle takes too long.

I am a recently retired appliance engineer of 20 years no that won't help, dishwashers only use one pipe cold water, check fill pipe for kink or low water flow rate filling up,if no problems then check heater element for open circuit, then check for any blockage with water outlet / filters and pump etc well somewhere to start to be going on with, if any of above helped rate me please,

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Cycle starts, but does not fill with water

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Takes a long time to what? If the entire cycle seems to take forever, one suggestion is to make sure your hot water heater is turned up. Most dishwashers requires the water to be a minimum of 120 degrees before the timer will begin. If you are using a Sani-Wash cycle, then the water need to heat up to 165 degrees. The heater can only heat the water 1 degree per minute, so if the water coming in to the dishwasher is only 100 degrees, it will take an additional 65 minutes before it will even start the cycle. You can also make sure you get the water at the sink hot before you start the dishwasher, this will ensure the hottest water is going in (only fills for 90 seconds).

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Sounds like a bad water valve or the water supply is cut off. If the water supply is not cut off then try hooking up 120 volts to the water valve. It should buzz or hum and let water in. If no water goes in then change the valve.

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What is the amount of time for a regular wash? Time on the plus wash?

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I have a Bosch SHV55M03GB dishwasher which does not heat the water. The programme cycle also sticks at the last minute. Any ideas, heater element or control panel? Thanks.

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If the water is not heating at all, check heating element for continuity, using a tester.

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Here are more suggestions from Repairclinic:

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

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

If you need replacement parts or exploded views you find them here.

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you could have cold water plumbed to the unit by mistake.
also, it could be that it is not fully pumping out, and the water going in is mixing with water in the sump.
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