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Most Liked Positive Review
nice (but fairly loud) dishwasher
This dishwasher performs great- no need to pre-rinse dishes, everything comes out nice and clean. The only exception is baked on residue on cookie sheets or sometimes burned on residue in a frying...Read complete review
This dishwasher performs great- no need to pre-rinse dishes, everything comes out nice and clean. The only exception is baked on residue on cookie sheets or sometimes burned on residue in a frying pan... both of which I am not sure one can reasonably expect a dishwasher to get completely clean anyway. The four-hour delay button is fantastic! Even pauses the countdown to let you add more dishes when you open the door. Just push the now-blinking button to start the countdown again when finished. My only issue is the noise level, which I would classify as loud enough to be annoying; especially if you have a living space open to the kitchen, and are trying to watch television, for example. But simply use the four-hour delay button in the evening after dinner, and the dishwasher runs at night when everyone is upstairs in bed, problem solved! Just be warned about the noise if you prefer daytime washing or have a very open floor plan around the kitchen.
Most Liked Negative Review
Doesn't WASH the dishes.
On the advice of an independent dealer, I purchased this model a little less than two months ago as a replacement for a 12-year-old dishwasher which I used to actually wash dishes that...Read complete review
On the advice of an independent dealer, I purchased this model a little less than two months ago as a replacement for a 12-year-old dishwasher which I used to actually wash dishes that I had scraped and given a light rinse. When I first used the Whirlpool WDF310PAA, I used it the same way. After the one-hour cycle the dishes smelled and had visible food particles. Handwashing began! The second use, I scraped and lightly rinsed the dishes and put them on the two-hour "normal" cycle. The dishes didn't smell anymore, but food particles remained.. Now, I power spray rinse the dishes and make sure they're clean before I load them into the dishwasher to be rinsed and sanitized later. Needless to say, NO water is being saved.My dealer claimed he has the same model at home and it works fine. Come to find out, he has an older version which has THREE sprayers. One from the top of the washer, a second under the top rack, and a third under the bottom rack. Mine has TWO sprayer arms, one under each rack and aimed up only. No direct spray is aimed down, to the sides, or into the corners.Since I keep the setting on heated wash, I am confident that my dishes as well as any food I've left on them are sanitary. But, if you're looking for a dishwasher to WASH the dishes, keep looking.
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Beware of energy star label of Whirlpool
from Cary, NC
Comments about Whirlpool Universal Silver Built-In Dishwasher:
This dishwasher's dry function is terrible. After every wash my wife or me are drying the dishes with cloth one by one. And I have read the same issue from other reviewers too. But after I heard same problem from my neighbour who have another model of Whirlpool's dishwasher I decided to write here. My friend decide to change his dishwasher with another brand but I can not. So if you are planning to buy Whirlpool dishwasher, try to get an 3 or 5 years extended warranty with on site service.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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Inferior Technology, Faulty Display System
from Charlotte, NC
Within the first four months of operation, we needed to have the entire display module replaced, twice! The led indicator lights would intermittently fail, until one or two lights would fail permanently, therefore it was impossible to determine which wash feature had been chosen. The service company stated that they had issues with this particular model's display unit and heating element. The dry function is inferior and whilst the service company claimed that is was due to the energy saver feature, we have had energy star qualified dishwashers that dried dishes perfectly. This unit will not dry consistently and we end up drying via a towel.
from Carlsbad, CA
I really like this dishwasher. It is quiet and also energy efficient. I could not guve it 5 stars, only because I find that it is not capable of getting the dishes completely clean without using high end soap.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Features work great!
from ottawa ON
Doesn't have bells and whistles but it works excellent. My glassware came out the shiniest it has ever been
Does the job
from Nashville, tn
Had for over 2 years without any issues
from McKinney, Texas
Installed in new home a month ago. Quiet with lots of room inside for larger items. Convenient delay start that's used in the evening as a reminder to run during the night
Broke down in under three years
By Mrs. Mom
This dishwasher came with our appliance package when we had our suburban home built in 2013. We moved in in November of that year, & in May of 2016 the appliance has gone kaput. Before it broke down, it did a moderate job of cleaning the dishes, bring somewhat noisy in the process. The delay feature came in handy for this reason; we could load it up after dinner & delay the start for four hours so that we didn't have to listen to the noise while we relaxed in the nearby family room. I'm tired of buying appliances that wear out in under five years when they used to last decades. (Incidentally, the Whirlpool gas range that we got at the same time has issues, too - the door no longer seals properly & it falls open unless you support it all the way down when opening. This leads me to believe that Whirlpool has quality control issues across the board.)
Came with house
from Lake Elsinsore
Simple and realiable
from St Paul MN
It takes longer to wash than I like. There is a short-wash that is less energy/water efficient but I haven't used it yet. I'm not sure if this one is super good at washing or if the one I replaced was just that horrible, but I am always pleased. I also like that this one seems to have much more space due to the design of the sprayers. It isnt the most quiet but it isnt terribly noisy either. A good dishwasher for the money.
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