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Post# 302940   9/11/2008 at 00:06 (3,379 days old) by bendixbubba ()        

hi all. When I was growing up, my parents bought a belt drive Maytag dishwasher at my urging (mind you, it didnt hurt that I took the top rack of the hotpoint that he was trying to sell to my parents and I showed them how poorly made the machine was, and embarrased the heck outta the salesman at the same time. Anyhow...when it was installed, I got to do the dishes from that point on...my mother was always givin me the gears on how I loaded the machine, would always manage to get EVERY dish used as well as pots and other things for the meal (six of us in the family at that time)
When I hooked up with Powerfin64 and found out he had a Maytag...history was gonna repeat itself..on a daily basis.
I spent the day yesterday making Dutch apple Crisp and Banana Break, trashed the kitchen, and decided to load the machine with the FULL load of stuff I had in the sink...and impressed the heck outt Rich when he saw it...(hmmn..he even shook his head.....trauma!)
It all came clean...Maytag 2000 Jetclean EQ Plus, on a 2 hour auto clean with tough scrub option selected (it did go down to 1:30 after the first wash thru, even with the heavy mess I put into it, dried apple and sugar baked on, mac and cheese, and mixing bowls I left out to dry for the day in the sink (heheheh, oops)
as ya can see...spotless ;)(the mark on the plastic steamer insert is always there, same as for the plastic storage container (microwave trauma to the ziplock) not a leftover residue)
Rich n Chris





Post# 302941 , Reply# 1   9/11/2008 at 00:07 (3,379 days old) by bendixbubba ()        

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Post# 302942 , Reply# 2   9/11/2008 at 00:08 (3,379 days old) by bendixbubba ()        

FULL load!

Post# 302943 , Reply# 3   9/11/2008 at 00:08 (3,379 days old) by bendixbubba ()        

cycle pic

Post# 302944 , Reply# 4   9/11/2008 at 00:09 (3,379 days old) by bendixbubba ()        

options

Post# 302945 , Reply# 5   9/11/2008 at 00:09 (3,379 days old) by bendixbubba ()        

after the wash

Post# 302947 , Reply# 6   9/11/2008 at 00:11 (3,379 days old) by bendixbubba ()        

lower rack

Post# 302948 , Reply# 7   9/11/2008 at 00:12 (3,379 days old) by bendixbubba ()        

yes..the casserole on the cup rack did come clean (apple crisp was baked on solid)

Post# 302949 , Reply# 8   9/11/2008 at 00:12 (3,379 days old) by bendixbubba ()        

will put em away later..got more to bake, lol

Post# 303398 , Reply# 9   9/13/2008 at 08:36 (3,377 days old) by maytagwc401 ()        

I am surprised how well it cleans the items in the top rack. Because this is a model with a spray tower ( no spray arm under the top rack), and the way you loaded the bottom rack, I am amazed.

Post# 303428 , Reply# 10   9/13/2008 at 12:43 (3,377 days old) by jeffg ()        

For today's water-saving DW's, I don't think spray arms provide any performance benefits over spray towers. Arms provide better coverage but at lower pressure compared to towers.

My DW experience is limited and I could be wrong about this, but I haven't come across any spray tower model made in the last five years that wasn't a stellar performer in the upper rack.


Post# 303477 , Reply# 11   9/13/2008 at 19:42 (3,376 days old) by bendixbubba ()        

The tower spray on Maytag is quite good. if you notice how I loaded, there is nothing around or in the way of the center tower, if you make sure there is this kind of full access to the upper rack, you get the same result, a full load of clean dishes on both racks every time. Least thats our experience with it.

Will be hunting for a new dishwasher for my new apartment in two weeks, either going Kitchenaid or an older Maytag. have seen an older kitchenaid in avocado in Craigslist in the vancouver area, might go take a look at it when I am back up there.
thanks for the comments...if any one has any suggestions on kitchenaid portables, drop a note


Post# 303534 , Reply# 12   9/14/2008 at 09:43 (3,376 days old) by cehalstead (Charleston, WV)        
upper rack

I have the '98 version of that machine, and its cleaning ability in the upper rack is amazing.....you can put anything in the upper rack, and it comes out clean...usually on just the "normal" cycle...I dread the day I have to replace it. Don't have a clue as to what I would buy, but a midline Bosch looks appealing right now...

Post# 303535 , Reply# 13   9/14/2008 at 09:53 (3,376 days old) by maytagwc401 ()        

I was looking at Bosch dishwashers too, lately. Thinking of replacing my dishwasher. But I find that their upper racks don't have many tines to keep the glasses in a row. They look like everything might roll around when you push or pull them out. Any opinions on that?

Post# 303536 , Reply# 14   9/14/2008 at 10:09 (3,376 days old) by bendixbubba ()        

Rich and I went looking at dishwashers at Lowes the other day, looked at Bosch and found the racks were less than adequate for our needs. We did see a Samsung that was quite decent, great racks upper and lower, and looks like a decent wash system as well...just not seen any portables by them sadly.


Post# 303545 , Reply# 15   9/14/2008 at 11:56 (3,376 days old) by maytagwc401 ()        

The Samsung are made by Maytag, from what I have seen. They look pretty cool.



Post# 303552 , Reply# 16   9/14/2008 at 12:36 (3,376 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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Portable/Convertible dishwashers are a fast-shrinking share of market production in this country - 41,000 units shipped YTD. (*Appliance Magazine - 8/08) I believe Frigidare/Electrolux has one or two models and Whirlpool-Maytag may have a model or two in their lineup. GE? The options are few but for my money if forced to buy a new portable, I'd have to stick with Whirlpool out of sheer terror ;-)

The Samsung is an Asian-made product, no connection to Maytag/Whirlpool. Whirlpool inherited a service obligation from Maytag for some of the Samsung products but I'm not sure of the status of that now...


Post# 303604 , Reply# 17   9/14/2008 at 18:26 (3,375 days old) by charger (Seattle )        

I have the same machine around 2000 (MDB7100AW) it replaced a disapointing 1992 Kitchenaid, I am consistantly suprised how such a simple mechinism can clean so well on the top rack even when I load it recklessly.

Compaired to the Kitchenaid the Maytag Cleans silver and glasses a notch better its front panel is much easier to keep clean and it is ALMOST Bosch silent where the Kitchenaid sounded like a storm at sea

The Kitchenaid did have its good points I liked the adjustable top racks and I miss the cloud of steam that jetted out of the vents when the electric drying fan started and the other small plus for the Kitchenaid... It was never recalled for starting 135 fires

Still I hope to have this machine for a long time and for my money I will brake away from the classic Kitchenaid crowd and side with this old Maytag every time ... Just be sure to have the Jetclean dispenser disabled or replaced by Whirlpool



Post# 303685 , Reply# 18   9/15/2008 at 02:34 (3,375 days old) by jeffg ()        

I'm almost embarrassed to mention it in the same paragraph as classic KA's and Bosch's, but we've been very happy with the Kenmore portable we bought a few months ago.

Here's a link to the model.


CLICK HERE TO GO TO jeffg's LINK


Post# 303808 , Reply# 19   9/15/2008 at 16:53 (3,374 days old) by iheartmaytag (Wichita, Kansas)        
I had the JetClean from 1999

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This machine could be loaded like you show your Bobload, If you could get the door closed it would wash it. And it was quiet.

Post# 304144 , Reply# 20   9/16/2008 at 21:18 (3,373 days old) by appliances4me ()        
thats funny

It kills me when I see people pre wash it is not necessary if loaded correctly. Just think about how the dishes will get cleaned and you should be fine.

Post# 304236 , Reply# 21   9/17/2008 at 06:50 (3,373 days old) by countryguy (Astorville, ON, Canada)        

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My partner's family (mother and 3 sisters) all have dishwashers in their homes. I have tried and tried to tell them that pre-washing is not necessary and that it really is just a waste of water but they refuse to listen. When I am at any of their homes and helping to clean up, I refuse to pre-wash so the dishes I load in the dishwasher are dirty and the ones they put in are almost clean. When they are at our home, I scold them if I see any of them rinsing a dish/glass before it goes in the dishwasher.

Gary


Post# 304249 , Reply# 22   9/17/2008 at 08:42 (3,373 days old) by iheartmaytag (Wichita, Kansas)        

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My Aunt will wash, sanatize and dry a dish before puttin it in the dishwasher. I told her after she went through all that just put it in the cabinet.
Her answer "I want to make sure it's clean"

Now I feel the purpose of the dishwasher is to wash the dishes. if I have to wash them first, or after then I don't need it. Which is why the Frigidaire DW that was in my house when I bought it is now in the corner of the garage.


Post# 304261 , Reply# 23   9/17/2008 at 10:41 (3,373 days old) by iheartmaytag (Wichita, Kansas)        
Maxine says it perfectly

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Sometimes the ole gal has good sense

Post# 304397 , Reply# 24   9/17/2008 at 21:01 (3,372 days old) by rpm ()        

Oh it used to just kill me to watch my aunt wash everything.
She would only put washed plates, glasses,mugs,silverware,the very odd platter.
She would then run the dishwasher half full on the normal cycle, while washing a sink full of pots,serving pieces,plastic,wine glasses,you name it. The dishwasher was done before she was.Where was the savings in that?


Post# 310886 , Reply# 25   10/22/2008 at 08:36 (3,338 days old) by bendixbubba ()        
an update. got the machine I wanted for years :)

hi again all. In the last few weeks since I posted this, moved into a new apartment, new job, and space to start collecting a couple of machines. so...first I got a regency Kitchenaid Portable. Incredible at cleaning, but damn I miss being able to load a machine full like I tend to do. So...while looking in Craigslist, I saw an ad for a wu203 Maytag belt Drive dishwasher..called them, and they were nice enough to deliver, total cost for it was 60 bucks, inside is perfect, no rust on the racks. Only problem was that the person that removed the machine from the previous kitchen pulled every wire out of the motor and motor control block, with help from a couple of people on here, I have managed to rewire and get the machine whirring like it is supposed to. Now, my only problem is its a built in, and my strata wont allow anyone (even the manager) to install one into the kitchen. So...I built another base cabinet yesterday for it, slid the machine in, and retired the Regency (for the time being, Roberts screaming pink with window is pretty inspiring to say the least.) Will be connecting it up this week, hopefully before our wedding on Saturday, so that when we have the luncheon here at the apartment we have someplace to wash up the dishes when everyone leaves. Its the same Tag that I talked my parents into buying in the early 80's, wanted another like this for some time, always loved the racking in them and the way they always got my stuff clean, no matter what I put into it.
Will add photos when I get the last of the finishing touches on the cabinet and water and drain hooked up into it. And..there is another JetClean machine waiting for me to pick up this coming weekend, as well as a OTR micro, 75 for the pair.good thing I have a big storage locker here, gonna be fun switching machines out when I feel the urge again



Post# 310887 , Reply# 26   10/22/2008 at 08:41 (3,338 days old) by bendixbubba ()        
an update. got the machine I wanted for years :)

hi again all. In the last few weeks since I posted this, moved into a new apartment, new job, and space to start collecting a couple of machines. so...first I got a regency Kitchenaid Portable. Incredible at cleaning, but damn I miss being able to load a machine full like I tend to do. So...while looking in Craigslist, I saw an ad for a wu203 Maytag belt Drive dishwasher..called them, and they were nice enough to deliver, total cost for it was 60 bucks, inside is perfect, no rust on the racks. Only problem was that the person that removed the machine from the previous kitchen pulled every wire out of the motor and motor control block, with help from a couple of people on here, I have managed to rewire and get the machine whirring like it is supposed to. Now, my only problem is its a built in, and my strata wont allow anyone (even the manager) to install one into the kitchen. So...I built another base cabinet yesterday for it, slid the machine in, and retired the Regency (for the time being, Roberts screaming pink with window is pretty inspiring to say the least.) Will be connecting it up this week, hopefully before our wedding on Saturday, so that when we have the luncheon here at the apartment we have someplace to wash up the dishes when everyone leaves. Its the same Tag that I talked my parents into buying in the early 80's, wanted another like this for some time, always loved the racking in them and the way they always got my stuff clean, no matter what I put into it.
Will add photos when I get the last of the finishing touches on the cabinet and water and drain hooked up into it. And..there is another JetClean machine waiting for me to pick up this coming weekend, as well as a OTR micro, 75 for the pair.good thing I have a big storage locker here, gonna be fun switching machines out when I feel the urge again



Post# 311576 , Reply# 27   10/26/2008 at 01:02 (3,334 days old) by johnb300m (Chicago)        

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these "random tower" maytags always fascinated me in how well they cleaned. Our Best Buy always had a clear running cube and the water action out of that center tower looked dismal. But we had friends and relatives that had these machines, and they were flawless performers.....amazing.




Post# 311611 , Reply# 28   10/26/2008 at 10:24 (3,334 days old) by bendixbubba ()        
not a random tower

the WU203 isnt the random tower, its the kind that has four jet holes at the top that are of different sizes, one large, and three smaller that are in different heights on the end of the wash tower post. When I orverrode the door interlock (used to do that as a kid to piss mom off, she would open the door and the machine would still be running) I got a heck of a blast from the tower.
Rich and I ran three loads in it yesterday after the wedding, everything came out clean, but will be needing a new belt for it, looks like reliable parts will get to see me and get more of my money this week, lol



Post# 311681 , Reply# 29   10/26/2008 at 21:33 (3,333 days old) by johnb300m (Chicago)        
the WU203 isnt the random tower

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yeah i know....I'm talking about the machine that is at the beginning of this post.
That's the JetAction 22 random tower.


Post# 311854 , Reply# 30   10/27/2008 at 19:22 (3,332 days old) by xyz ()        

Rich, looks like half those dishes were either stolen or inherited. What's up? All kiddin' aside...I was never interested in dishwashers until I got to this site. Maybe because we rarely ran ours as I was growing up. I remember ours being brown in color. That's about all. I don't think we ran it often because it didn't work as good as Mom wanted or something like that. I have scrapped out a lot of nice looking dishwashers that most likely worked fine. From what I have seen, it doesn't look like there is too much to working on one if one has the parts to make replacements. I may be in for a rude awakening though~




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