DOE decided to grant a petition to the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) to allow a dishwasher product class with a cycle time for the normal cycle of less than one hour.
Former President Barack Obama enacted a rule in 2016 making the average dishwasher cycle more than two hours — Americans enjoyed a cycle time of one hour decades ago.
Old dishwashers worked much better decades ago, not only were they faster and could clean dishes much, much better; but the dishwashers soap was better by far. The phosphates were removed from the dishwasher detergent.
Here’s a link to a old post of mine about what you can do about it.