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Works Well in Tight Space
Good dishwasher that fits when you do not have standard counter clearance. My kitchen was tiled around the base cabinets by the previous owner. This caused the opening for the dishwasher to be 33.5...Read complete review
Good dishwasher that fits when you do not have standard counter clearance. My kitchen was tiled around the base cabinets by the previous owner. This caused the opening for the dishwasher to be 33.5 inches(h). This dishwasher is one of the few that had legs that adjusted to the size I needed. The dishwasher is slightly smaller inside than the one it replaced, but we do not find this to be a problem. It runs quiet and was easy to install. It is not top of the line, but serves it's purpose and is a good value for the price.
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DO NOT BUY THIS DISHWASHER!!!
ating this product one star is giving it too much credit!!! I have never been so disappointed in a product in my life! We went looking at another model, but the salesman...Read complete review
ating this product one star is giving it too much credit!!! I have never been so disappointed in a product in my life! We went looking at another model, but the salesman assured us this would be a better product than the one we had researched and decided on based on the excellent consumer reviews (which was cheaper than this one, btw). The product took over two weeks to be delivered. The product arrived and my husband installed it. We sat watching and waiting for it to start. It didn't. The light kept flashing, indicating the door was not all the way shut. We soon realized that the "catch" on the door of the dishwasher that indicates the door is closed so the appliance will work is TOO SHORT to click! This is not an installation problem. How could it be?! We called GE. They were closed, said to call back during business hours. My husband works business hours, like 95% of other Americans. It would be nice if they had better customer service with a little bit wider of a time frame to field calls! We taped on a piece of cardboard to extend the catch and the dishwasher proceeded to start and stop and make weird noises the entire cycle (which is WAY longer than any other dishwasher we've ever owned). It does not sound right, but the manual assures us it's normal. The dishes came out clean, but WET, despite choosing the HEAT DRY option. One day later, it will not start worth anything. As if that is not bad enough, the stupid appliance makes THE most annoying "video game sounds" CONSTANTLY. Whenever we have tried to start the dishwasher (only to have the lights flash indicating the door is not shut properly), it will beep every 60 seconds indefinitely to let you know that it's not working -- as if we didn't notice?! It also plays a stupid tune at the end of the cycle, IF you can get it to work. Did I mention there is not a way to turn off the sounds?! There isn't! Of course! I know this is not a top of the line product, but I still expect the door to close!!! This was my first and will be my last GE purchase. I can't wait to replace it with the cheaper competitor's product that we should have gone with all along!
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Quietest Dishwasher I have every witnessed!
from Salem, NY, United States
Comments about GE GLDT696 Stainless Steel Built-In Dishwasher:
This thing is so quiet we literally had to check it to be sure it was on! Does a real good job of cleaning but beware not to put too much on the top rack as the top sprayer is a snap on plastic thing that will come off in the wash. It is easy to snap back on but I was a bit disappointed to see it laying at the bottom of my tub. But I would rather it be break away that get damaged or damage my dishes. Overall a good unit.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Columbia, MO, United States
We bought this dishwasher 2 months ago and have been very pleased with it! It holds more plates than we were expecting and it is super quiet for the price!
from Upstate New York
Great product, dishes come out squeaky clean, and sanitized!
By Holly Homeowner
from Holly Springs, NC, United States
This came with our new house and I already want to replace it. The top rack fits only short glasses (not even wine glasses) and bowls fall over. Very few dishes fit in it. Our inspector found it leaking before we moved in so it was fixed. Now after 2 months of use it is leaking again on the bottom right side.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
from Auburn, WA, United States
Nice quiet dishwasher; hoping it won't break quickly like our other GE appliances.
Cleans well. Very quiet. Start button fickle
from Ocala, FL, United States
I've had this machine for over a year and love it. However, this week, the start button has become unreliable. The button feels like it is sticking and I now have to press it multiple times to get it to start... I Now have to call a repair tech to come out to look at it before the button completely fails. This is a huge disappointment since I paid a premium price for this machine. I am hopeful that someone from GE can help me... I understand that it's now out of warranty, however, this machine sd last longer than a couple of years. My last GE ran for nearly 10 years and I would kept it had it not been recalled...
The Upper Rack
The upper rack is oddly designed so that none of it is flat on the bottom. It puts everything at an angle. This is fine for cups and glasses but bowls and plates never stay in place so my top rack items are not secure. Were it not for this I would rate it five stars. The ease of use, functionality, cycle choices, quietness all have made me very happy!
By Suzie baker
from Rosendale, NY
I love the glass rack that can accommodate wines stems.
Quieter Than Expected
from San Jose, CA, United States
Bought the dishwasher for a kitchen remodel in a house I rent to my daughter and son-in-law. This model fits very well in with the mid-century design my daughter is trying to achieve at half the price of the other manufacturers. It has all of the features we were looking for including the silverware rack on the door. This is a great space saving feature that is almost impossible to find. But, the best feature is how quiet the unit is. I was sitting in the room next to the kitchen that is separated by a 4 high foot pony wall when the unit was installed. I didn't realize it was running until I heard it1 draining.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Cleans the dishes
Have used this machine 5 or so times. So far, for the most part dishes come out clean. We are not using the heated dry cycle anymore as we have had a coffee cup and a glass come out with severe cracks. Also, sales person said that by stopping the cycle after a few minutes it would be the same as a rinse and hold cycle...it is not. The interior holds a lot of moisture and it is just a guessing game how long to run it. The machine seems quiet enough; we can hear the pump draining during the cycle, but the actual wash cycle is quiet. I like the hidden controls; however, it would be nice if the lights would all go out even if you can't see them..energy wise its a waste. If you're concerned about fingerprints on the stainless; don't buy this one. Style wise it's attractive. Capacity wise it's good for us. This is our cottage and overall, I'm somewhat satisfied except for the not having a rinse and hold cycle. I still haven't been able to figure out the steam cycle..more later?
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