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Dishwasher recommendations? Black Friday coming up!
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Submitted by bibsoconner on November 20, 2019 - 1:53pm
I considered hijacking this Black Friday post (https://www.piggington.com/black_friday_...) as my question is somewhat related but decided it warrants its own post.
I'm looking for recommendations for dishwasher, particularly basic, cheap ones.
I've been having trouble with my supposedly top of the line Bosch dishwasher. Model is SHX68T55UC and it's only about 3 1/2 years old. Cost was about $800 at Lowes I think. Rather than fix it, I'm seriously considering junking it. I realize some of you have not just your home dishwasher, but rental unit ones too, and therefore have more experience than me! This time, I'm leaning towards ignoring the boss (wife) and going super cheap and buying at Costco (I think I get 2 extra years of warranty). My reasoning is that if it's going to break in 4 years, I'll be 50% less upset if it costs $400 rather than $800.
The cost to have someone look at the Bosch (Bosch certified folks) is about $139 PLUS $50 every fifteen minutes. That last part of the sentence is not a typo! $50/15 minutes, or $200/hr. I'm somewhat handy myself but this problem has me stumped. I've taken the door off and the lower panel and observed the bottom part of the unit getting water in it. The flood sensor (E-15) came on, and sure enough there is water in the lower electronics basin, but for the life of me, I can't figure out where it's coming from. I'm somewhat tempted to pay the money just because I'm curious what the problem actually is! More details of my Bosch unit woes are at:
I posted there for advice.
I'll close with a warning for those who don't know.... Don't use liquid soap if you run out of dishwasher tablets. I followed a recipe from Dr. Google, consisting of a few drops of liquid soap and some baking soda. Did that for 4 nights. My problems might be coincidental, but it sufficiently scared me not to use liquid soap again!
P.S. On the plus side of this fiasco, I've been having the kids wash dishes by hand, so at least I'm getting some work out of them!
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