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Maytag Performa Dishwasher
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Post# 941809   6/4/2017 at 21:22 by Spacedogb (Lafayette, LA)        

Hey everyone,
There is a Maytag Performa dishwasher in the house I am purchasing. Can someone give me some information on it? I have included a pic of a convertible model but mine is actually built in

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Post# 941810 , Reply# 1   6/4/2017 at 21:30 by Whatsername (Boulder, CO)        

Don't know much about these but I've always been a sucker for anything with a heat delay light \_(ツ)_/

Post# 941811 , Reply# 2   6/4/2017 at 21:36 by Spacedogb (Lafayette, LA)        
Heating Delay

I have never had a dishwasher with a heating delay so I'm kinda looking forward to trying it out. Sad it will soon be pulled out and sent to Habitat for Humanity

Post# 941813 , Reply# 3   6/4/2017 at 21:57 by chetlaham (United States)        

Is this the machine with the drain solenoid?

Personally, anything with Performa on it is a sign to run, not walk, away from what ever holds that name. Performa was Maytag's half baked attempt at budget appliances that helped run the company into the ground. Maybe this machine is better, but if anything like the washers it is junk.

Post# 941815 , Reply# 4   6/4/2017 at 22:08 by Spacedogb (Lafayette, LA)        

I'm not sure about the drain solenoid. I don't close on the house until the 15th but as soon as I do, I'll test it out and let you guys know.

Post# 941837 , Reply# 5   6/5/2017 at 02:57 by askolover (South of Nash Vegas, TN)        

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If it's set up anything like my Jetclean, the heating delay won't kick in unless the water is below a certain temperature.  In the 20 years I've owned mine, the light has only come on maybe 3 times....twice when I had used lots of hot water and it wasn't fully reheated yet when it filled and once when the detergent foamed up a bunch for whatever reason.  But my water heater is set somewhere around 150 so it had no reason to delay and heat the water.  That looks like a Magic Chef dishwasher to me.

Post# 941846 , Reply# 6   6/5/2017 at 05:01 by appnut (TX)        

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This is like the equivalent of a Maytag MDB4000.  No it doesn't have a drain solenoid.  It may not have as good a filtration as its siblings.  A slightly lower "hp" pump.  Vinyl rather than nylon racks.  But you still may be quite surprised it cleans fine.  Pots & Pans with water heat SHOULD cause the heating delay to happen earlier in the main wash than normal wash & water heat on. 

Post# 943486 , Reply# 7   6/14/2017 at 19:33 by Spacedogb (Lafayette, LA)        

I was able to get inside the townhouse and check some things out. I turned on the dishwasher and ran a cycle. The cycle does not stop to heat the water. I just continues the cycle while the water heater is on. Here are some of the positives I noted. The water gets to 145f-150f in sani cycle, racking allows for a good arrangement of plates, and it seems to clean well.

Post# 943716 , Reply# 8   6/16/2017 at 07:38 by askolover (South of Nash Vegas, TN)        

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I'd like to see the inside, the wash arm design, etc.

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