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My damned Bauknecht dishwasher
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Post# 365408   7/19/2009 at 15:07 (3,260 days old) by favorit ()        

Wednesday I bought my first real digicam ... I'm more excited than if i got a new washer :-))
So now here you are some pics of the GSF 4872 SW i talked about many times

from right to left
main switch
70C intensive cycle
65C normal
50C normal
50C eco
50C quick
40C gentle
rinse & hold

time delay
half load
"eco" drying (just turns off the fan, TOL model 4892 had another "e" button to reduce last rinse temp to 55C

leds (up-->down)

tap closed !
lower arm blocked
aquastop = leak
refill rinse aid
refill salt

Post# 365411 , Reply# 1   7/19/2009 at 15:20 (3,260 days old) by favorit ()        
lower rack

note the triple lower arm. This machine has a stupid (said to be self cleaning) spinning microfilter moved by a shaft linked to the arm

Post# 365428 , Reply# 2   7/19/2009 at 16:57 (3,260 days old) by favorit ()        
upper basket

with folded shelves

Post# 365432 , Reply# 3   7/19/2009 at 17:06 (3,260 days old) by favorit ()        
again upper rack

with open shelves

Post# 365439 , Reply# 4   7/19/2009 at 17:18 (3,260 days old) by favorit ()        
Bio 50C is finished .....

it's time to download :-((
i'm waiting for self downoading dw ;-)

Post# 365443 , Reply# 5   7/19/2009 at 17:29 (3,260 days old) by favorit ()        
upper rack

yes, today I made some ice cream :-)

Post# 365595 , Reply# 6   7/20/2009 at 05:45 (3,260 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, the Netherlands)        

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Looks like a high end Bauknecht dishwasher. Lots of cycles. Do you find it hard to load?

I notice you have a Braun K1000 too! I used mine last weekend to make a carrot cake.


Post# 365621 , Reply# 7   7/20/2009 at 09:05 (3,260 days old) by rapunzel (Sydney)        
Hi favorit

Looks like an interesting machine you've got there. Have never seen a triple wash arm in a European DW - how old is this one? I am particularly interested in the self-cleaning microfilter. Does it really work? Could you please, when you have time, get a close-up shot of it. Is this DW a good cleaner and does it move a lot of water? I am not too fussed with the configuration of your baskets, but you obviously have stacking them down to a fine art.



Post# 365680 , Reply# 8   7/20/2009 at 13:33 (3,259 days old) by bewitched (Italy)        

Hi Favorit. I found the exact machine near the trash bin several years ago. It shown traces of bad repairs at the aquastop system (it was disabled). After the needed repairs I gave it to my aunt and she enjoyed it for many years. She then changed the kitchen and got a Miele. The Bauknecht went to a friend who still enjoys it! It washes quite well and it is not too noisy.In my opinion not a bad machine at all!

Post# 365682 , Reply# 9   7/20/2009 at 13:54 (3,259 days old) by askomiele (belgium)        
We had the

the MOL of that Bauknecht serie. It laste 8 years. The problem was that the tub leaked water on the computerboard and that fried every 2 years... so out with the bauknecht, in with the miele...

Post# 365727 , Reply# 10   7/20/2009 at 17:55 (3,259 days old) by favorit ()        

Louis - it's not so hard, the two cutlery baskets can move on the front row for dessert plates, it's also possible to put one of them in the upper rack. Anyway the Oeko-Favorit is faster to load and washes better. Not to mention that the AEG filter is INDEED self-cleaning, unlike this spinning crap
K100-This Braun has survived ten years of my sister and nieces (ab)use. She uses it nearly daily and they often help her making cakes and cookies ........

Rapunzel - we bought this machine in 1997, Bauknecht has never been very common in Italy as BSH, AEG and Miele. Previously we had a very nice Philips ADG 666 (sold also as Bauknecht GSF 1162, IGNIS ADG 666 and Sangiorgio Theorema 786)
If Ignis---> Skoda , Philips--->WW then we though Bauknecht--->Audi ...
BUT after some months the board went crazy : F3 fault code (heating issues) the machine stopped and drained, so we had to restart it now and then. The whirlengineer in our town wasn't able to fix this problem. Then we took it to my sister's. One day the filling valve went out of order and another whirlman was able to fix both valve and board...

Tomorrow I' take some pics to the filter/spray arm out of the tub. It's a very silent machine, more than a fridge (except for the drain, but this is not the machine but the pipes)
The reason is said : it has a 80 W wash pump and uses 4 litres per fill.
With the same amount of water the AEG works better because of the hi-low speed pattern of the pump.
The older philips (5.5 litres per fill) had a device on the pump to detect any lack of water (i.e. suds when washing flour/milk/egg or after the rinse aid release) and added more water to have always the proper pressure. This "Audi" doesn't have it ... maybe whirlpool pressed format C: on philips know-how ...anyway i can notice this lack it when downloading glasses :-((

Post# 365850 , Reply# 11   7/21/2009 at 07:40 (3,259 days old) by favorit ()        
sump without flat and coarse filters

you can see the sh..aft
I'm sorry : the tub is dirty as the machine is half loaded

Post# 365853 , Reply# 12   7/21/2009 at 07:53 (3,259 days old) by favorit ()        
all the lower arm / filter pieces

up on left the damned spinning cylinder
No bearing : it floats on the water and it's kept in place by the holder (up centre)
Water arriving from the pump enters from bottom (here left), flows through the strainer and exits all around the shaft in the shaft/arm holder (up centre )

Post# 365856 , Reply# 13   7/21/2009 at 08:10 (3,259 days old) by favorit ()        

obviously the spin filter can be opened (left side / base) to be cleaned. this bauknecht is fairly quick 75 mins normal programs 45 min quick and gentle 85 mins intensive

Next one is my sister REX-Zanussi. Louder, slower (105 mins), cheap plastics, but it washes pots and pans much better than our glorious miele G507. The upper rack in lower position can hold two rows of dinner plates (24 items), but it's hard to load with bowls and food processors, due to the non-foldable shelves and to the stupid useless WRD (prewash detergent dispenser) in the centre

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