BRUNSWICK, OHIO -- Bought a $600 all stainless steel KitchenAid dishwasher from Lowe's. This top-of-the-line unit developed a door seal leak after 3 years; not covered under warranty. We only run it once a week! It's useless without a costly repair. I'm done with KitchenAid.
My motor pump went out one week after my one-year warranty expired, and it cost me $452 to have repaired. This is the last KitchenAid product that I will purchase. Also the rollers on the top tray broke after one year, they switched from metal parts to plastic parts. Even though it went out one week after I purchased it, they would not cover the cost for the repair. I was very discouraged that they would not even consider covering the costs.
What is the problem??? I put the dishwasher detergent tablet "Electrasol" in the dispensing compartment and when the cycle is complete, I open the door and the tablet falls out to the bottom of the dishwasher!!! Undissolved, whole. So now I have to run the cycle all over again, fearing the dishes are not clean. What is the problem??? This happens all the time. Is it the detergent, the dispensing compartment, the $1000+ one year old dishwasher??? Help, I am so frustrated!!
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH -- I bought a new home with a KitchenAid dishwasher. Within 6 months the electronics failed. It has now been 6 months and 5 repair visits and the dishwasher still does not work. Continued calls to both the company and to the authorized service agent A&E service do no good at all. They come every 2-4 weeks and make the problem worse. Do not under any circumstances buy a KitchenAid dishwasher or any other appliance. You will be disappointed. Do not under any circumstances use A&E appliance repair. You will be disappointed.
NANAIMO, BC CANADA -- In May 2005 we purchased new appliances for our newly-purchased home. Front-load washer & dryer, dishwasher, stove and microwave oven/fan combo. In the past 2 years, as each appliance has passed the warranty period, 4 out of 5 appliances have required repair. The dishwasher has been repaired twice, the grill on the microwave has broken and been replaced at our expense twice, the oven has had to have the touchpad replaced, and now the washer won't drain properly. Each time, I have called to complain, and KitchenAid has brushed me off. I have had to pay for each and every repair, in machines that were barely a year old.
Today I called to complain about the washer and was brushed off with, "I will document your complaint" - there was no other department that was in charge of quality control. There is no website, no email, no address to contact anyone with a problem. All this, AFTER I sat on hold for 25 minutes, waiting for one of their staff to answer the phone. We thought we were buying quality appliances, and spent over $7500.00 at the time. We could have bought the same thing at Sears, for at least a third less. We THOUGHT we were buying quality that would last. What a joke.
ANCHORAGE, ALASKA -- I recently purchased two (2) Fully Integrated Console ENERGY STAR® Qualified 5 Cycles & 5 Cycle Options Architect® Series Model #: KUDP02FRSS dishwashers at approximately $1300 each. They are both in my brand-new custom home. I would suggest not purchasing this model. They leave a film on the dishes and I have to run them a couple of times for them to successfully clean the dishes. This is a terrible waste of water and energy. I am using their recommended cleaning products. I was VERY satisfied with my BOSCH dishwashers in my last custom home. I wish I would have stuck with BOSCH.