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Old 07-02-2011, 02:15 PM   #1
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Dishwasher horror and success stories please.

Tell me about your $1,000 dishwashers that blew up after a year and you didn't get the extended warranty and your $200 diswashers that are 20 years old and still going strong. Tell me your extended warranty success stories and failures. We need a workhorse and we need to know what to avoid and what to embrace. Please share. We're pretty already decided but we wanna make sure we're not headed for lemonville to we thought we'd turn to the best knowledge-base in the world for a third opinion (plus any recipes for cute animals we can steam in it greatly appreciated)......
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Old 07-02-2011, 03:23 PM   #2
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Old 07-02-2011, 04:13 PM   #3
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Old 07-02-2011, 05:29 PM   #4
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We have a Kenmore Elite that's been going strong for just over 4 years now.
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Old 07-02-2011, 05:51 PM   #5
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Old 07-02-2011, 06:25 PM   #6
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Consumer Reports. Not just to identify the best value. To also learn what is more important for selecting a dishwasher.
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Old 07-02-2011, 07:03 PM   #7
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I have a Bosch too but mine was made in Turkey.
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Old 07-02-2011, 07:42 PM   #8
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Consumer Reports. Not just to identify the best value. To also learn what is more important for selecting a dishwasher.
and your personal experience is.......?
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Old 07-02-2011, 07:45 PM   #9
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Because you want the dishwasher to match the refrigerator.
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Old 07-02-2011, 07:58 PM   #10
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Old 07-02-2011, 08:08 PM   #11
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Because you want the dishwasher to match the refrigerator.
No, we don't, as it happens. We want it to match the cooker/stove/oven/whatever the fuck you people call the hot-making thing that isn't a microwave.... which is black.
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Old 07-02-2011, 08:40 PM   #12
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Old 07-02-2011, 09:02 PM   #13
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Bosch is outta the price range.

Ok, we picked a Maytag Stainless Steel interior, steam clean setting, nylon racks, good energy rating etc.... $381 for a $500-$700 (depends on the store) appliance (July 4 sale -best time to buy domestic appliances). We're still debating the $100 5 yr extended warranty....

Pros (of the extended warranty)
  • dishwashers aren't very easy to fix compared to -say- dryers
  • that's pretty cheap as extended warranties go -20% of average retail
  • less than one call-out charge plus minimal repair costs
  • Covers damage from power surges from day 1, a big problem around here (but not for us so far....)

Cons
  • We never had a problem with the old dishwasher that would have been covered by this warranty (main problem is old age)
  • There's a 1 yr manuafacturer's warranty. Our experience/opinion is that if it lasts a year, it'll last long enough...
  • Money is pretty tight right now

Your further thoughts, please.....
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Old 07-02-2011, 09:05 PM   #14
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and your personal experience is.......?
I don't have one that works...the one in my house now is used to store pans and lids... but consumer reports is the first place I would go to research buying a new one.

I was raised on Consumer Reports...it's the bible for my atheist (consumerist) family.
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Old 07-02-2011, 09:19 PM   #15
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OK, so let's assume we did that, and that we'd also like to hear the opinions of people whose judgement/opinions on other topics are known to us and have been evaluated by us....
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