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Wash cycle it takes 2 hours to complete cycle. dishes are very cleal, but it seems 2 hours is a long time.

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Re: wash cycle

Momrules, it could vary depending on the water entering the dishwasher. On a heavy cycle normal time is about 85 minutes not including thermal holds ( pauses that heat the water). On a normal wash, 68 to 75 minutes not including thermal holds. If the water entering the dishwasher is not at least 120 to 140 degrees the dishwasher will pause in cycles to heat the water before advancing. So 120 minutes is not unrealistic. The heaters in the dishwasher are low wattage and will only heat the water approx. 2 degrees every 5 minutes. Catriver.

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Re: wash cycle

A lot of modern machines have eco modes, this means they use less energy but take longer to clean. if you need faster cleaning use a non eco mode or do it by hand.

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