My EBP workflow also seems to be hanging for no apparent reason, but it does actually have an agent assigned and when the agent approves the workflow, the status becomes 'in process' and it stays that way - why?
Well if I was a betting man, I would wager the house, wife and dog that a short dump is occurring and hanging your workflow. In order to verify this, execute the work item and verify that it is 'in process'. Execute transaction ST22 (ABAP Dump Analysis) and view the log. If a short dump has occurred then you will see an entry under WF-BATCH or your Approver's User ID.
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