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Dishwasher takes too long

The washing cycle takes too long about 4 hrs to complete .water is not draining properly

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First thing to check is the connection from the drain hose to the spigot under the sink. in most cases food accumulates there because the hole inside the spigot in not drilled all the way around when the d/w is installed and a "lip" is left where the food stacks onto. if clear check for a kink in the drain hose at the back of the d/w and all the way to the sink. if ok then time to check the drain pump.

take care.

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My Indesit washer model no IWC61651 ECO fills with water but does not do the wash cycle will run for hrs keep filling water but programme never moving


Lynne,

The drain hose for the washing machine is pushed too far down the standpipe causing the water to siphon out of the machine. Look at the diagram below:

-make sure standpipe is at least 18-30inches high
-only push drain hose in 4-6inches

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Aug 16, 2016 | Indesit Washing Machines

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Washing machine takes a long time to end cycle.


When a washing machine takes a long time to complete the cycle, that means that one of the conditions required to complete the cycle takes a long time before being met or detected.

In simple words this means that, depending on what part of the cycle the machine hesitates, you are in one of the following conditions:

1 The water inlet is blocked or restricted.
2 There is a water heating problem, usually thermostat not detecting temperature correctly.
3 There is a drain blockage and drain takes longer than usual.
4 The pressure switch used to detect water level is defective, and timer board does not detect that drain is complete and keeps draining for a while.

1 If possible move the machine and check the inlet hose at the back, ensure that there is pressure, that the hose is not restricted or blocked. Check also for blockage at inlet valve.

2 This must be tested removing parts from washer and using a multimeter. The job is better done by a technician.

3 You can check the drain pump. On most front loader models this is accessible opening a panel at the front lower side of the washer, under the door. On top loads the pump is accessed from behind (also some top loader), and from underneath the washer. Instructions are often described in the manual. The hose or filter housing can be removed to check for blockage.

4 Same as 2, the pressure switch is replaced when there is long drain or water level related problems.

Disconnect power before performing any maintainance.

As first step check warranty status by contacting the manufacturer at the number listed on manual. Long cycle is a fault condition, if your warranty is still valid, manufacturer will send an authorized technician at their expenses.

Here a practical description of the problem. Article is referring to a Maytag Neptune: washing machine takes an unusually long time to complete





on Sep 15, 2010 | Washing Machines

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I have a Bosch SHE55C05UC dishwasher and it just started to not wash properly and leave water in the pan below (first time it did not drain at all.. I tried the rinse/hold cycle and got the unit to drain...


I am assuming you have checked the filter and drain sump and there are no obstructions. Have you tried taking the drain pipe out of the sink downpipe and checking if it drains directly into the sink?

I am also assuming the wash cycle is completed when you open the dishwasher.
Do you hear the drain pump running?
Post your comment after you have checked the things I mentioned.

Jun 17, 2010 | Bosch SHE55C05UC Dishwasher

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It takes more than 3 hours to complete a cycle


Hello there:
When the cycle doesn't advance, or it takes a very long time to complete a cycle.
!st, check the timer to see if it is working properly
if not replace it '
next make sure that you are getting cold water and it is getting adequate pressure.:
here is how to check the timer .
if your washing machine fills with water and begins agitating, but the timer never advances--or if the washer is in a spin cycle and the timer won't advance. Then you need to replace the timer.
It may be a cold-water supply problem, if the washing machine fills with water, agitates, drains, and spins, but then doesn't fill with rinse water. See There's no cold water.
Ok?
Hope this is very helpful for you
Best regards Michael

May 21, 2010 | GE 3.2 Cu. Ft. 8-Cycle Super Capacity...

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We have a Jenn-Air dishwasher. The water does not fully drain when washing cycle is complete. Roughly 1/2 to 3/4 inch of water remains. Any suggestions are appreciated.


Check the that the drain hose is not kinked in any way under the counter and leading to the garbage disposal. Also check that the port in the garbage disposal is not partially restricted, or that the kitchen drain is not slower than normal.
I had the slow drain issue recently, and it would take the dishwasher forever to complete a cycle.

Dec 17, 2009 | Kitchen Ranges

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Won't drain completely after a cycle is completed


HI. check the following areas for faults.

1. Air gap / Drain hoses
If there is an air gap (located in the sink, near the faucet), check to see if it is clogged. Unscrew the top cap and see if there is anything blocking inside. Note: If there is no air gap installed, the dishwasher might not drain properly.

If the drain hose is clogged, the dishwasher would not drain. If there is an air gap installed, it is very common that a hose going from the air gap into the garbage disposer is clogged. Remove and clean the hose. Make sure to reattach the hose before starting the dishwasher.

Note: If you recently had a garbage disposer installed, it is common to overlook removing the drain plug.

2. Broken belt
Some dishwasher models use a belt to drive the pump. Replace the belt if found broken.

Note: Sometimes the belt would just come off the pump. Even though it might not be broken, it is recommended that you replace the belt, because it is probably too stretched out.

3. Pump
Some models have two impellers inside the pump - one, wash impeller, takes care of the wash cycles, the other, drain impeller, drains the water out. If the drain impeller is broken (broken blades, shaft), the dishwasher would not drain. Replace any broken pump components.

4. Drain solenoid
Some models (for example most GE dishwashers) use a drain solenoid to drain water out. Sometimes the solenoid gets stuck, preventing the water from draining out. Try to free up the solenoid. If unsuccessful, you might have to replace the pump assembly.

5. Motor
If the motor is stuck, it is sometimes possible to free it up by manually spinning the motor.

Replace the motor if defective.

6. Timer/control
Replace if defective (note: uncommon problem).

Aug 31, 2009 | Whirlpool Dishwashers

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Runs forever! even on Normal wash...help !!


Check to make sure you heating element has not failed. Dishwashers of today heat the water periodically through out the cycle and if the element has failed. The heating delay light is the indicator that tells you that it is trying to heat the water.

Feb 26, 2009 | Frigidaire 24 in. FDB635RF Built-in...

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Runs forever! even on Normal wash...help !!


The most obvious failure would be the mechanical timer that is behind / part of the knob used to select the cycle.

But, you may want to inspect the heating element in the sump area -- some dishwashers will wait (and wait) for the water temp to come up high.

Good Luck!

Feb 25, 2009 | Frigidaire 24 in. FDB510LC Free-standing...

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