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Post# 964443   10/26/2017 at 22:28 by jkbff (Happy Rock, ND)        

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Guys,

This is probably going to sound batty, but of the three wash arm choices that I have, which do you think would wash better?

The orbit wash

The triangle

Or the standard?

We had a new person start and he wanted a Miele dishwasher, we just sold him a plastic tub frigidaire gallery with the orbitclean wash arm. I took his old dishwasher from him and am going to replace the short tub whirlpool in my mom's place.

I was cleaning the gunk out of the dishwasher and noticed every time I opened the door the arm was in the same spot, not rotating. The orbit spinner was spinning though. I started reading and found that the orbit arm sorta wears and creates a stopping point where it won't spin around anymore. Just the blue part will move.

So I started digging into the models that use the same wash arm support as this model and I've found 3 different arms available.

I am tempted to order the triangle one because I like where the spray jets are.

I have the standard one in stock, but it doesn't seem to spray in the middle and the units that have that arm currently get horrible reviews for their cleanability.

The orbit arm one with the plastic fine filter gets good cleaning reviews but horrible redeposit results. The new models with the in pump or inline sheath heater and no exposed element have a redesigned filter system with a stainless mesh and they seem to get great cleaning reviews and no redeposit.

Anyways.. The standard arm and the triangle arm have what seems a better spray for the debris filters, which may be why they have worse redeposit reviews because they move the debris to the center and it goes into the circulation pump? The orbit arm one has one little jet to clean the filter.

Anyways, I just wanted to see what you guys thought.


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Post# 964468 , Reply# 1   10/27/2017 at 05:46 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
Best Wash-arm ?

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The triangular arm is probably best, but

 

You must really hate your Mom if you would even consider taking away her WP DW and installing a POS FD DW in her home, we repair these flimsy POS DWs all the time, they are easily the worst built and least durable DWs since FD introduced their TT plastic tank models over 20 years ago, funny how WCI did away with the D&M machines and introduced something just as bad.

 

John L.


Post# 964469 , Reply# 2   10/27/2017 at 05:46 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
Best Wash-arm ?

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The triangular arm is probably best, but

 

You must really hate your Mom if you would even consider taking away her WP DW and installing a POS FD DW in her home, we repair these flimsy POS DWs all the time, they are easily the worst built and least durable DWs since FD introduced their TT plastic tank models over 20 years ago, funny how WCI did away with the D&M machines and introduced something just as bad.

 

John L.


Post# 964555 , Reply# 3   10/27/2017 at 15:32 by jkbff (Happy Rock, ND)        

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The tub is dripping, the control board is bad and the coarse filter is torn up. It's not her dishwasher to repair and I am not sticking money into the landlord's dw. I told him I'd just hold it for him until she moves out.

She hates how loud that dishwasher is, the racks are rusting out on it and she can't put her kettles in.

I ordered a Miele for her, but she won't let me put it in because she's afraid the landlord would see it and raise her rent. This is the alternative.


Post# 964574 , Reply# 4   10/27/2017 at 18:19 by cuffs054 (GA)        

JKB, the dishwasher in the manse had the peace symbol arm and in 10+ yrs never failed to get everything clean.


Post# 964634 , Reply# 5   10/28/2017 at 07:12 by joeypete (Concord, NH)        

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Mine had the wash arm similar to the Orbit Clean one, except it was just a rectangle. It cleaned very well. I had no complaints with my Frigidaire dishwasher.




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