DDW497W Danby Counter Top Dishwasher - Safe to Stop Before Drying / Draining?

canadianguy

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I've timed the cycle and at what points it shifts into different functions, the regular cycle is almost 2 hours, at the 01:10:00 mark the spray arms finally stop working and it then does 2 separate drains as well as dries for the remaining 50 minutes. What I was wondering, is if it would be safe to disconnect the faucet hookup after the spray arms are finished (and obviously leave the hookup in the sink as it still has 2 pending drains) ?

Second part to my question..... I would prefer to save power and bypass the drying function as well, and just let the dishes air dry, so would it be safe to both disconnect the faucet AND turn the power off?

The manual says that at the beginning of the cycle it starts in drain mode, as it needs to keep a small amount of water in the sump to keep the pump primed, so I'm thinking there would be no harm in having the extra water inside until I start it again the next day, but I thought I'd get the opinions of others.
 
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canadianguy

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Thanks for your reply. And if I wanted to use the dry cycle and disconnect the hose from the faucet even though is has 2 drains to go, then that would be fine? It will still drain even though it's disconnected from the faucet?
 

jeff1

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Yes, leave the hose end dangling in the sink.

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