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Long Cycle times on ADP6940/5 6th Sense Dishwasher

I have a problem with my dishwasher, where when it is first turned on it shows something like 3hr 20 mins on the display for a wash cycle. This is when there is only a standard load. During the wash cycle it can sometimes add on extra time and on a bad day takes up 4 hours for a complete cycle. The dishes come out clean, but why is it taking so long to complete When the door is open after the cycle, there is plenty of steam, so I imagine it is getting to correct washing temperature. I have checked things like the filter and the sensor area in the filter base, they are spotlessly clean. I suspect it may be the micro controller board!. Are there any other sensors to check. Any help would be great as this is a real puzzle.

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Re: Long Cycle times on ADP6940/5 6th Sense Dishwasher

It is that micro controller bord i had one did same thing to i changed that well close buddie has that same model he did it so getthat bord done

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Re: Long Cycle times on ADP6940/5 6th Sense Dishwasher

It might not be getting enough water.
Try fully taking power off of the dishwasher and turn it on/off a couple times.

If its your board, it will take a while to fix it,first check the main settings on your front display then try locating the board and check for any switches or knobs.

Did you just get this dishwasher ?

If you've tried this things with no luck, respond with more details.

Posted on Jan 13, 2008

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You said , dishwasher starts everything is going OK. the water is going but then it stops and does not finish.

First: this is what Whirlpool says!!

And after this Is what the repair manual says when I looked it up for you!

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