Dishwashers

Dishwashers

PostBy: JohnnyAsbury On: Sat Jan 24, 2009 8:07 pm

Unbelievably, I have just had to purchase my 4th dishwasher in 12 years. Kenmore, GE, Frigidaire, and now a Bosch. Does anyone have any thoughts on a Bosch ? I ended up buying the 4 year extended warranty, on top of the 2 year manufactures warranty. Hopefully I will have better luck with this one ! :shock:
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Re: Dishwashers

PostBy: jpete On: Sat Jan 24, 2009 8:18 pm

That is fairly unbelievable. Knock on wood, I'm still using the Whirlpool installed in 1973. Only problem I had was just recently when something got into the spray arms and the top one wouldn't spin. Cleaned it and no problem.

And my dryer is older than that with only a replacement temperature switch.

I've gotten lucky with appliances. :D
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Re: Dishwashers

PostBy: jes On: Sat Jan 24, 2009 8:22 pm

Good Luck I own a Bosch and it is a big disappointment.It seems that the waste water from rinse cycle gets circulated through the sprayers and clogs up. Corn is always a problem. I've owned cheaper Kenmore dishwashers and they work beter than the "PRICEY" bosch.
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PostBy: gambler On: Sat Jan 24, 2009 8:38 pm

JohnnyAsbury wrote:I have just had to purchase my 4th dishwasher in 12 years


That is quite unusual. You must wash more dishes than the average bear.
I am still using the GE that I installed in 1995. And I know of many that are 15 - 20 years old.
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Re: Dishwashers

PostBy: JohnnyAsbury On: Sat Jan 24, 2009 9:06 pm

Actually, it is the least used appliance in the house! I dont understand it. This latest one the pump went, and started leaking from the main seal. The repair guy said id be better off getting a new one. That one cost me 400.00.
I had a washing machine from Sears that lasted 20 years. Then I bought another Kenmore, and it lasted one year. Yes, one year! Then I bought the Whirlpool Duet....had good luck with that.
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Re: Dishwashers

PostBy: e.alleg On: Sat Jan 24, 2009 9:18 pm

http://www.repairclinic.com my friend, thats where to get the parts yourself. Appliances are fairly easy to fix, it all depends on weighing parts cost vs a new one.
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Re: Dishwashers

PostBy: tsb On: Sat Jan 24, 2009 9:40 pm

I just put in a Bosch last summer. Works great and is quiet.
Remember, It's a dishwasher not a garbage disposal.

TSB
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PostBy: Yanche On: Sat Jan 24, 2009 10:09 pm

JohnnyAsbury wrote:Unbelievably, I have just had to purchase my 4th dishwasher in 12 years. Kenmore, GE, Frigidaire, and now a Bosch. Does anyone have any thoughts on a Bosch ? I ended up buying the 4 year extended warranty, on top of the 2 year manufactures warranty. Hopefully I will have better luck with this one ! :shock:
I'm on my second Bosch. We brought the first one because it was rated as the quietest one on the market. It lasted 12 years until the detergent dispenser failed. It could have been repaired but since it was quite "shop worn" we bought another Bosch. Both are well made and dry dished differently than most dishwashers. Most dry dishes by turning on the bottom heating element. The Bosch dries dishes by using the bottom element to heat the rinse water very hot and then spraying this very hot water on the dishes. Advantages is the dishes are really sanitized and you can put things that might melt on the lower rack. Disadvantage is that it likely uses more electricity and you must use a rinse agent like Jet Dry. Even then plastic items will still have some water beads on them. Sears sells a dishwasher made by Bosch under their Kenmore label. The two I bought were stainless steel interiors, a must for my acidic well water. I would buy another Bosch.
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Re: Dishwashers

PostBy: Dann757 On: Sat Jan 24, 2009 10:21 pm

I worked for Hobart many years ago, one of the guys had a commercial stainless steel model that had a three minute cycle! That machine was a tank.
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Re: Dishwashers

PostBy: TimV On: Sat Jan 24, 2009 11:45 pm

I believe it if you have hard water.
My daughter has very hard water with a lot of sediment in it and has filter but dishwasher only lasts about 2 to 2.5 years .
Place I buy the pumps the guy said hard water build up does the seals in faster than normal and I think he 100% right.
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Re: Dishwashers

PostBy: Freddy On: Sun Jan 25, 2009 7:57 am

I've had my dishwasher for 27 years now. She's in the kitchen cooking breakfast as we speak. Sometimes she breaks down and I have to do a load, but for the most part she's never failed.

Johnny, have you had your water tested? It may be a water issue and a conditioner of some sort might be the solution.
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PostBy: TimV On: Sun Jan 25, 2009 8:13 am

LoL Freddy :D
Ya got your $$$$ worth on that dishwasher....
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PostBy: JohnnyAsbury On: Sun Jan 25, 2009 8:33 am

I'm on city water, and i don't really have an issue with the water. Everything else seems OK. I think Ive either purchased junk dishwashers...or have gotten the lemons. The latest ones electrical board went in the first 6 months. I went with the Bosh this time because it had a 2 year warranty on parts and labor, plus I bought the extended 4 year. Also, this one has the lowest sound rating on the market.
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PostBy: gaw On: Sun Jan 25, 2009 8:55 am

Freddy wrote:I've had my dishwasher for 27 years now. She's in the kitchen cooking breakfast as we speak. Sometimes she breaks down and I have to do a load, but for the most part she's never failed.


I had one of those dishwashers for a couple of years but the darn thing started getting noisy and I had to buy a Whirlpool before it quit all together.:mad: Sometimes the dishwasher operator makes noise now.:shock:

The Whirlpool did not work at first but I didn't feel like sending it back and waiting for a repair or a new one so I had to take a peek inside and I found a wire with a plug on it just dangling, I looked around and found a terminal that was bare that the plug fit onto, I plugged it together and she has been working ever since.
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PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sun Jan 25, 2009 8:59 am

Our Maytag started leaking from the door after 4 years. I was told that the life expectancy of a dishwasher is 4 years (that is unacceptable to me) and once they start leaking they probably can't fix it. If you know about the leak count yourself blessed - many dishwashers leak undetected for years from the motor mount and then you have a real mess. I did some research on the internet and got the part/seal I thought was the problem. A simple repair but it didn't stop the leaking so I put a small jar under the leak and have been using it for another 4 years. How much it leaks depends on how I load the machine. As long as I remember to check the jar, I'm ok - dishes are clean. It's definitely not high on my priority list to get fixed. If it stops working completely, I'll pass the job to my teens - helping around the house builds character! LOL Lisa
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