How long does your dishwasher run?

We just installed a new dishwasher by Maytag and it says it supposed to run 2 hours plus?! Does your dishwasher run this long? It just seems long to me?!


Asked by jessduncan77 at 8:28 AM on Mar. 3, 2009 in Food & Drink

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  • You know, my husband and I were just noticing that it takes our dishwasher FOREVER to run a complete cycle. I would guess it is, in fact, over 2 hours. Doesn't seem like it should take that long, does it?

    Answer by BlueFrogMama at 8:30 AM on Mar. 3, 2009

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  • ya it does...we did our kitchen over since we never took any money out of the eqiuty and have had the house for 20 yrs.oh well yes my husbandd picked out this out of control dishwasher but it does run for 2 hrs....and you know it doesnt get the dished that clean?????i would wash them myself but we still dont have a counter top or sink after a month????

    Answer by snowmom974 at 8:32 AM on Mar. 3, 2009

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  • Mine has 3 different settings, the longest takes about 2 hrs. The one I usually use takes about an hr and a half, and the shortest is about an hour. It does take a while, but I don't care b/c it means I'm not standing out there washing dishes.

    Answer by tropicalmama at 10:04 AM on Mar. 3, 2009

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  • I was just noticing that about mine too! The third setting is about two hours. I don't like that so since I prewash I use light wash with high heat water temp just to sanitize.

    Answer by SusieD250 at 11:46 AM on Mar. 3, 2009

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  • I never use my dish washer...NEVER!

    Why? Because I hate to load and unload it!

    Answer by Arbonne-me at 5:35 PM on Mar. 3, 2009

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  • Mine takes a while. But I put dishes in turn it on and go about my business. Same with the washer and dryer. Usually I can get my home cleaned while the dishwasher and laundry is going. I love it makes life so much easier.

    Answer by lady-J-Rock at 11:04 AM on Mar. 4, 2009

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