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Wash options In the past the wash options have always displayed the same amount of time needed to complete a cycle. For example the normal soil has always been 48 minutes. Lately the normal soil is 62 minutes the quick cycle that was 28 minutes is now 41 minutes. Is there anyway to reset these? Wanda

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    When I select quick cycle it gives me a total of 28 washing time. I would like to reduce this time to under 10 minutes. Is this possible?

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If its working ,DONT FIX IT!  try not to focus on the minutes its taking,and youll be  better off.

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