Missing dishwasher cycle ?

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Old 12-20-14, 03:11 PM
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Missing dishwasher cycle ?

We have an Amana Softsound II. Anyone know if there's a prewash cycle...like a soak...on this unit,,,?
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Old 12-20-14, 03:19 PM
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Will most likely need model # to help
 
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Old 12-20-14, 04:35 PM
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SoftSound, QuietFlow, QuietWash, lots of buzz words for supposedly quiet dishwashers.

I would doubt your machine has a dedicated pre-wash cycle. When you stop and think about it.... what is pre-washing ? The machine fills with water, runs for xx minutes. Dumps that water and refills with fresh hot water and dumps the soap dispenser. So technically your machine could be said to have a prewash. Soak.... no.
 
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Old 12-20-14, 06:15 PM
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This is probably obvious, but dishwashers don't have a soak similar to a washing machine.
The dishwasher doesn't fill with water.
The closest you would get to a soak is "quick rinse". This comes in handy when you don't want to start a cycle just yet, but getting the dishes wet will prevent hardening of food particles.
 
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I just notice that it runs for 3 or 4 minutes, then can hear water draining into sink drain. It's not just draining the old water, the sprayers and wands are active. Then the main wash cycle lasts for quite a while, compared to that first cycle. What's happening in those first 3-4 minutes, if not a pre-wash "wetting' of dishes...??
 
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Old 12-21-14, 07:38 AM
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The machine fills with water, runs for xx minutes. Dumps that water and refills with fresh hot water and dumps the soap dispenser. So technically your machine could be said to have a prewash. Soak.... no.
PJ explained it, I guess you could call it a prewash... I was confused maybe. I thought you wanted to prewash only.
 
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