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Post# 1187678   8/15/2023 at 20:05 by bpetersxx (laf in on the banks of the Wabash River)        

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Learning to use again

question I have is

what should the hot water heater be set at

balancing for Dw and Clothes washers

balancing cost of gas versus electric cost

Also figuring out cycles

not sure the differences

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Post# 1187682 , Reply# 1   8/15/2023 at 20:48 by GELaundry4ever (Nacogdoches, TX, USA)        

How many cycles does it have?

Post# 1187683 , Reply# 2   8/15/2023 at 20:56 by DADoES (TX,U.S. of A.)        

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The user manual advises supply temperature of minimum 120F to maximum 150F. No more than 150F in order to have effective cleaning and prevent damage to your dishware.

It further says:We recommend that you select hot water instead of cold water from the faucet to reduce the time to heat up the water and to have the detergent properly dissolve in the water quickly in order to clean the dishware effectively. Your unit is equipped with heater that will automatically increase the water temperature quickly to remove grease and soil off the dishware and dissolve detergent properly.

I take that to mean that the unit heats to a target temperature (which isn't stated) and can work with a cold supply (or less than the suggested 120F) but the cycle time will be accordingly longer.

Normal cycle is approximately 27 minutes, 42 minutes with Vented Dry.

Heavy is approximately 42 minutes, 53 minutes with Vented Dry.

The detergent dispenser is a simple open cavity on the door so it dumps immediately into the tub when the door is closed. That means the first fill is the one wash period on both Normal and Heavy. There's no information on how many rinses but I would guess two. Heavy presumably has a longer wash (and maybe heats to a higher temperature).

Rinse/Hold is 6 minutes (presumably no water heating).

Vented Dry apparently runs the drain pump during a dry period to function as a fan that pulls air into the tub and blows air and drip-off/evaporated moisture out the drain hose.

Post# 1187718 , Reply# 3   8/16/2023 at 10:21 by bpetersxx (laf in on the banks of the Wabash River)        

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It has 3 cycles



rinse And Hold

Daddoes I think that is spot on

It is running Heavy and the wash part ran for 30 minutes

Rinse 1 is 10 minutes but may had to heat as water in pipes cooled down

rinse 2 is 6 minutes but water may be hotter due to first rinse of 10 minutes

Done and drying with door open and fan in kitchen running for ventilation

Post# 1188559 , Reply# 4   8/26/2023 at 13:23 by bpetersxx (laf in on the banks of the Wabash River)        
update 2

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has interesting pauses during wash cycle

wondering about that

Post# 1188562 , Reply# 5   8/26/2023 at 13:48 by bpetersxx (laf in on the banks of the Wabash River)        

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normal cycle

wash was 15 minutes

Rinse 1 was 5 minutes

rinse 2 was 7

have to time them again as i want to take temp reading of the water temp

Post# 1188565 , Reply# 6   8/26/2023 at 13:57 by DADoES (TX,U.S. of A.)        

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I have a countertop model of another brand. It has a thermostatic delay, pauses the timer and has no water spray during the wash water heating period, and also for rinse heating IIRC.

Post# 1189691 , Reply# 7   9/9/2023 at 14:33 by bpetersxx (laf in on the banks of the Wabash River)        
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heavy wash wash temp 150 degrees

first rinse 160 degrees

last rinse 150 degrees

Post# 1190450 , Reply# 8   9/22/2023 at 11:32 by bpetersxx (laf in on the banks of the Wabash River)        

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normal wash

wash 20 min 155 degrees

first rinse 6 min 155 degrees

second rinse 10 min 155 degrees

no vented dry as I do not think it does anything

open door to dry dishes

Post# 1190472 , Reply# 9   9/22/2023 at 18:26 by supersurgilator (Indiana)        

It's a cute little unit. Could you post some pics of the inside of it?

Post# 1190571 , Reply# 10   9/24/2023 at 16:57 by bpetersxx (laf in on the banks of the Wabash River)        

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yes indeed

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