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What determines the length in minutes of the Auto Wash cycle?

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It is based on how dirty the water is at any given time in wash for example if water has not cleared of food deposits after for example an hour of wash time the program will be extended until turbidity sensor is happy and will revert to normal wash times.

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How do you adjust length of washing programme.


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THAT IS NOT NORMAL!!!!!!! A normal wash and dry cycle will take approx. 2 hours in length including drying cycle.
You should see that water has been present in the machine within the first 2 minutes of the start of the wash cycle, you should also be able to hear the water entering the wash tub.
The fill valve or water supply seems to be the issue, if the water doesn't enter the tub then the controller won't proceed witht the wash cycle. Double check your water supply tube / hose to make sure there is water present at the connection to the dishwasher.
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