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mike alan

dishwasher run time

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mike alan

a person told me there dishwasher was running for so long they had to cancel it because they were afraid it would keep going I said dishwashers that are dirty or have low water temp could have long run times but my question is it possible for a dishwasher just to keep running I'm sure it would of eventually ended but I know my dryer when it was broken on senor dry would run for hours and was wondering if a dishwasher could have the same problem

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Scottthewolf

Yes. The water heater could be bad, a turbidity sensor could be bad or the electronic control could be bad.

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MoTeD

I am wondering what the situation is. If they just replaced an old dishwasher with a new one then yes the machine just runs longer. Most new dishwasers run for approx 2hours depending on what cycle is selected. We would need more info to give proper assistance.

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J5*

Most people are stupid , a percentage of calls are education of the customer when they think the appliance should be working a particular way 

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mike alan

 the dishwasher was a more than 10 year old  kenmoore but my question was more specifically about whether a dishwasher could get stuck running. I know dishwashers run for like 2-3 hours but somepeople insist that they run for much longer and I wasn't even sure if that was possible. How long is the longest a dishwasher could run, like if someone said their dishwasher was running for 6 hours before they shut it off is that even possible

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johntech

Some can run 4 - 5 hours. Yes they can get stuck running indefinitely. Timer models can develop dead spots where the timer won’t advance past and computer models could get a stuck relay or waiting for a sensor input that never happens.

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