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My dishwasher just runs forever - washes and doesn't stop - what is the normal wash time?

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Check the manual to see if the machine has a "Delime Mode".

What you described is exactly what delime mode does, If that is the case simply deactivate delime mode as decribed in the manual.

If this is not the case your machine's timer is stuck in wash mode.

On many commercial models the timers have microswitches that go bad and can be replaced however on a household unit you will probably have to replace the timer.

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