Whirlpool - Two years old-going to the trash heap!!
DENVILLE, NEW JERSEY -- I purchased a Whirlpool dishwasher (have always stayed with this brand for past reliability) in Aug. of 2005. Model #DUl050XTPQ. It's called the Quiet Partner I. It never cleaned quite right from the start. But just within the one year warranty the bearings on the motor seized and it had to be replaced. The repairman told me food can get into the motor to create the situation. He suggested all food had to be washed off first. How can a machine be designed so the dirty water and any debris go through the motor!!
The top rack dishes never seemed to be clean or rinsed off. The door of the dishwasher always seemed to not have been washed down. Then two months ago the light panel gave me problems. All the lights were on and blinking and it would not run. Tried the cancel button. Did nothing. Found some info on Appliance Samurai website about the lights blinking in a series of six. That's what mine was doing. Followed his directions and the thing actually started working. Making noise, that is. The top rack does nothing.
I kept shutting it down and checking, the arms were in different positions, but nothing on the top rack was getting wet. One guest helping to load the machine forgot to rinse off a plastic bowl that had nacho chips in it and all the powder and grease were still on it after the wash. I always use the so called pots and pans cycle. I will not repair it. It's not worth it, but looking at new machines, they're all owned by Whirlpool.
I used to have Kitchen Aid, but they are owned by Whirlpool. Had a friend who put in a Bosch dishwasher and was having problems. Found a website about a national lawsuit against Bosch for the problems with their dishwashers. Doesn't anyone make a machine that will last? No value in anything anymore. I don't consider myself old, but after 35 years of marriage and 12 moves have some experience with past appliances and even the cheaper ones used to work better than what's out there today.
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