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Why do dishwashers have SO much longer run times today than those of the past? Our new Kenmore ''Ultr-Wash'' has extremely long run-times. How can that possibly be a good thing in terms of saving energy?

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The latest models all pride themselves in doing a perfect job, almost silently, using much less water than the older models [thus the energy savings] as the most costly part of a dishwasher wash used to be the cost of the hot water. Your dishwasher only uses about 2 KwH of electricity compared to ten year old models that use 16.

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