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Wow. Just wow.
We're a couple who does HUGE amounts of web research before we make a purchase, but what with this being a fairly new product, there wasn't much to be found. It came highly...Read complete review
We're a couple who does HUGE amounts of web research before we make a purchase, but what with this being a fairly new product, there wasn't much to be found. It came highly recommended by our dealer, though, so we went ahead and took the plunge.This is, by far, the best kitchen appliance I've ever purchased. Capacity is amazing - you can get VERY BIG stuff in this dishwasher. Cleaning is great - especially compared with our old unit, which left crud inside many bowls and glasses. But really, you couldn't ask for any better in the cleaning quality department. We do now use a rinse aid, which is pretty much essential with the stainless interior which, by the way, retains heat better and, yes, looks very cool. After a short while, some soap film has appeared near the bottom-front of the tub, but that's easily wiped away.The repositionable silverware basket is a real boon. It fits up against the inside of the door, buying back a substantial amount of space from the lower rack.As far as the noise level goes, we joke to each other that the sound of it is deafening, and cover our ears in mock distress. This is because, as advertised, it?s a VERY quiet dishwasher. You can pretty much only hear it when it?s either intaking water for the wash, or draining it at the end of a cycle. I?ve gone to start it only to realize that my spouse already has it running.One thing you should know: this unit is not fast. It takes at least a couple of hours to do a load of dishes. That?s a result of the energy-saving properties of the design. It does, however, have a one-hour wash mode, and for moderately soiled dishes, i.e., just glasses and plates, this works great.Overall, I can?t recommend this product highly enough. One thing I wish to share: We purchased our appliances (we built a new house, so needed everything) from a local business, and yes, probably paid about 10% more than at Sears or a big-box store, but we chose to keep the money in our community. And having our service people just a few miles away, and happy to answer questions, etc. has been very helpful. 10% for dealer nearby who cares if you buy from them again is a bargain, in my book. Buy this dishwasher!
Most Liked Negative Review
Washes fine, but top rack is inadequate
First the good parts. The dishwasher looks nice in the kitchen, is very quiet, and washes the dishes very well. From those aspects we are very satisfied.The negative...Read complete review
First the good parts. The dishwasher looks nice in the kitchen, is very quiet, and washes the dishes very well. From those aspects we are very satisfied.The negative parts.1. The top rack seems to be designed for a certain set of dishes, but certainly not ours. Our old Maytag dishwasher held the bowls and glasses nicely. With the new Whirlpool there doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to all the angles of the rack so we can't nest the dishes. The result is the top rack doesn't handle as many dishes as the old Maytag, since they are basically jumbled.2. No rinse cycle. Again, the old Maytag had a rinse cycle which was handy if we were only loading a few dishes to wash the next day. We get around this by setting the microwave timer to 4 minutes. When the timer beeps we hit the stop/drain button on the dishwasher.3. The slots in the silverware basket covers are too small for our silverware set, so we wind up jumbling them together.Bottom line, if were to purchase another dishwasher, we would not purchase this one.
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from Florida Keys
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The Motor/pump started to leak after 19 monthsIt was replaced then the 2nd pump started to leak after 19 months
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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Any dishwasher is better
from Long Island, NY
First- how a company making dishwashers could ever design the utensil tray this way- well, they should go into a different business. Any family member using it has remarked how it fits. Barely hanging on edge or attached to the door. Either way- annoyingly awful.Second- 1 1/2 y.o. Door latch does not engage. I hate this washer- wish I had known what to look for prior to purchase.It is very quiet.
best cleaning dishwasher.
This is the best cleaning dishwasher we have ever had. And the quietest as well. We have an open concept Kitchen, dining, livingroom and we do not hear the dishwasher when it is running.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Nice and Quiet
I've had this dishwasher for about two weeks and the dishes come out looking brand new. No more rewashing! it runs very quiet.
By Housewife on Strike
Had this washer for about 6 months and still love it. It is sleek looking, quiet, and has loads of room. Love the adjustable rack. Gets dishes really clean no matter how crazy I fill it. Only downside is it doesn't always get cups on top rack completely dry, unless you tilt them just right BUT not a big deal at all. More my doing I'm sure. As long as it keeps them spot free.
does not clean dishes
from oro valley,AZ
I have never written a review before but I felt compelled because of how disappointed we are with this product. In August 2014 we purchased this dishwasher. I asked my husband to buy the extended warranty but he didn't . It worked well for almost a year. We had no complaints compare to the Maytag we had before. Just days after the warranty expired I noticed it wasn't washing / drying! Thought I might be loading it poorly , but soon realized it wasn't working properly. I had a maintenance guy come to check it out and he noticed it was taking over 2 hours to wash. He was not able to help and recommend calling the Whirlpool. I ended up calling Whirlpool for help but by the time I called it was a month passes the warranty. They offered to pay for half the parts and I would have to pay to take care of the labor and half the parts, but only if I used one of the recommended technicians. I have had a technicians come out a couple times and look at the dishwasher and is still not working properly. After the 2nd time a technicians came out, they ended up replacing the entire control board, and sensor. Its still not working properly. It takes over 3 hours to wash and the dishes are still not clean or dry. I'm very unhappy with this product! I did my research before buying this and it had such great reviews I thought it would be fine. I should have paid more attention to the bad reviews. I would not recommend Whirlpool to anybody.
from Brandon, MB
We have had this dishwasher for almost 2 years and really like it. The best thing about the machine is it is incredibly quiet. You really hardly know it's running. The performance has been great. The only detail I wish I could change is it doesn't seem to be possible to turn off the drying cycle if you prefer to just let everything air dry to save on electricity.
from Montreal, Canada
It does what it is suppose to do. I clean everything in it: pots, plates, tupperwares, glass, etc. I mostly use the ECO mode and it cleans everything. I never use the dryer, so it runs quite energy efficiently.
from London, Ontario
I bought this a month ago and I love it. I had to upgrade from a Samsung dishwasher and I have noticed such a huge difference with the cleanliness of dishes and the noise level.
By Happy Shopper
from Nashville, Tennessee
I bought my Whirlpool stainess steel tub dishwasher about two weeks ago. The next day after it was installed I asked my husband when we were going to try it out and to my surprise he said it's washing right now. It did not make one single sound the last one I had sounded like a freight train. And also the stainless steel tub does make a difference with the heat retention. Thanks Whirpool for a great purchase.
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