Why Does GE Profile Dishwasher Time Increase?

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The cleaning times for dishes in General Electric Profile dishwashers are flexible. Special sensors attached to the inside of the appliance detect the amount of dirt remaining on the dishes and reduce or extend the cycle accordingly. This function, known as CleanSensor, helps ensure your dishes come out clean at the end of every cycle. There are several other reasons why your GE Profile dishwasher extends its wash cycles, many of which are part of normal operation.

During "CleanSensor" Operation

  • CleanSensor mode, indicated by a "Sensing" LED on the control panel, extends the cleaning cycle based on the level of soiling and the temperature of the incoming water. The time of the cycle shown on the LCD display increases or decreases to illustrate the change in cycle duration.

When Water Is Too Cold

  • The time shown on on the LCD display may increase if the dishwasher has to heat the incoming water to a suitable temperature. Your home's water boiler might be set too low if the water coming from the hot tap is lukewarm or cool.

When Extra Options Are Selected

  • The dishwasher extends the cycle time when "Heated Dry" or "Steam" modes are selected to allow the dishes to dry using a heating element and fan or to add an extra steam wash portion to the program. Choosing not to use these options reduces the cleaning times.

If Excess Suds Appear or the Appliance Floods

  • The dishwasher may pause the cycle indefinitely if the appliance fills with suds due to an excess amount of soap being added to the dispenser or if the water level rises dangerously high. The appliance lets water drain away and suds dissipate before resuming cleaning.

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