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Dishwasher - how long for a normal wash cycle?

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Dishwasher - how long for a normal wash cycle?

i just installed my very first dishwasher Whirlpool DU1055XTSQ and the normal wash cycle without any other options is around 120minutes...is this normal? how long is yours?
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Jul 28, 2007
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I installed one a few months ago as well and noticed the same thing. I was shocked to see that the normal cycle takes so long. I would have thought that it being more efficient would mean it would also have a shorter cycle.
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More efficient usually means more time in my experience. It uses less water, so it needs to spray the "less water" for more time to get the same cleaning power. The motors an pumps are more energy efficient though, so longer cycle times don't necessarily mean it's taking more power.
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Oct 31, 2002
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my kenmore takes about 2 hours in normal wash mode too.
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I've got a Kenmore as well, 3 years old, it takes just over an hour.
Efficiency wise, the water used is surprisingly minimal, less than hand washing dishes for half a load.
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mine takes one hour on wash, and then ~20mins on the dry cycle
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WOW! My 15 year old Frigidaire takes ~40 minutes for a complete cycle.

Didn't know the new ones take so much longer.
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I have a 14 years old Magtag. I don't think it takes 2 hours. I did not exactly time it though. I think it is about an hour.
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slim_shady wrote:
Oct 25th, 2008 8:15 am
More efficient usually means more time in my experience. It uses less water, so it needs to spray the "less water" for more time to get the same cleaning power. The motors an pumps are more energy efficient though, so longer cycle times don't necessarily mean it's taking more power.
thanks for all that responded, this is good to know
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I got a Whirlpool DU1055XTSQ installed not long ago. It takes 2 hr for the normal setting to complete as well. I called Whirlpool and they told me this is indeed, NORMAL. :lol:
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Sep 7, 2005
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New frigidaire model from 1 year and takes about 120 minutes in total including the drying cycle which is about 45 minutes.
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Dec 10, 2007
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Have a very rare Frigidaire PLD4460REC w/stainless steel tub. 38 minutes (Quickcycle) is all it needs to get the dishes clean, EVERY time.

Never had to use anything longer.
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Normal wash plus heat dry takes almost 3 hrs on my Kitchen Aid dishwasher. I think like 2hrs 45 mins.
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